Thursday, January 22, 2015

Embroidered Family Tree

I made this lovely family tree as a Christmas gift this year.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. 


I sketched out the names on a piece of paper (over and over again, to make it look just right), then traced the tree onto some muslin with a washable fabric pen.


Then, it was just a bunch of chain-stitches (and a handful of french knots to dot the i's).  I stitched the names of children in dark green and grandchildren in light green. 


After washing the fabric pen ink out, and ironing it, I framed it in an 8x10 frame.  I really love the end result.  And, the recipient of the gift loved it too, which makes me so happy!

4 comments:

Sharon said...

It really is beautifully done!

Susan said...

Well done. It looks great!

Kevin Devine said...

I love this. I just sent you an email. Would you please take a look? Carla from heART Journal Magazine

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