Each time I go to Kinokuniya, I’ll make a bee line to the Japanese Books section. I don’t read Japanese. Those books I ‘read’ don’t need me to :) There’s this book ..Dye Stitch. The book is very graphic,that’s why I don’t need to learn the language! This is what I have learnt from all the many visits there :)
First, I draw my design with a water erasable fabric marking pen (which by the way is made in Japan).
Then I used grey fabric marker pen to colour the background of my design.
Then I stitched away my design with chain stitch using 2 strands of embroidery thread ( which is also made in Japan!).
The verdict : I’m loving this!
Looks like cutwork embroidery,eh?
The black you see is painted on. Before I got the fabric marker, I used regular marker pen to test it out.
Gotta find ‘real’ cutwork design .