I had this song stuck in my head the other day. And was in the mood to stitch handcuffs. (You’ve been in that mood before, don’t deny it.) So here it is.
I mounted this on an artist’s canvas. I put a piece of batting between the canvas and the stitching. The batting isn’t necessary, my mother doesn’t do it. But her knots are nicer than mine and she doesn’t need it. To give it a more polished look, I glued grosgrain ribbon around the edge.
I never thought I’d be giving embroidery instructions because I’m not exactly an expert. But I’ve been noticing in blogland that some people transfer patterns the really really really hard way. You can trace your pattern over a light board (or do it in various other even harder ways), but I prefer to scan it in to my computer and then click on “mirror image” in the print options. Then you can trace over your design and just iron it right on to your fabric. For this particular project, I typed the phrase out in a word document and printed it as a mirror image.
Just thought I’d share that tidbit for anyone who doesn’t know.
Remember, in 2011 I will be donating 75% of my Etsy sales to my church’s mission trip to Haiti. Please check it out at http://www.marybt.etsy.com. I will be adding some new things this week that I’m really excited about.
I am linking up over to http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com . Go check it out – you will find some really great links!