DMC PEONY ROSE EMBROIDERY
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Item of clothing
- DMC Stranded Cotton - 1 skein of each colour 18, 20, 21, 22, 33, 34, 699 and 890
- DMC Pearl Cotton Skein Size 5 - Black 310
- Carbon paper for tracing
Step 1.Print out page with design outlines. Place your fabric right side up on smooth, hard surface. Tape your carbon paper onto the fabric and your printed design on top of that. Using a pen and a firm steady stroke, carefully trace over the lines of your design in long continuous lines. As the transfer paper is available in many colours, it's easy to choose the one that will show best on your fabric.
Step 2.Embroider design using 3 strands of DMC Stranded Cotton. Cut a length of floss, split it in two groups of three. Refer to stitch guide on next page for colour and stitch placement. Work areas in Long and short stitch first, then work outlines with Stem Stitch using black DMC Cotton Pearl.
- When stitching, try to keep the tension of your thread even. DO NOT pull too tight.
- If your thread gets twisted while stitching, drop the threaded needle and let it hang freely until it "unwinds".
Step 3.Once you have completed all the stitching, spray with water to erase markings and iron it flat from the back to protect your stitching.