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Floral Face Embroidery

When summer comes around, sometimes I get in a crafting slump since we spend so much time outdoors splash-padding and ice cream truck-ing, leaving less time to spend an afternoon in the craft room. However, I have found that textile crafts like knitting, crochet, and embroidery (which I sometimes think of as only cozy winter crafts) can also be perfect for the summer! I love having my hands busy while I watch the kiddos splash and play and it helps to scratch that creativity itch that I start feeling during our busy summer schedule. That’s why I am so excited to be apart of the DMC Summer Blog Hop, getting the chance to use some of DMC’s new stitchable surfaces like this stitchable cork, these stitchable cuffs and my personal favorite, this stitchable metallic mesh, that is perfect for a summer project!

This mesh was so much fun to work with and is going to take your embroidery projects to the next level! It’s so pretty and shimmery and features two sides — one gold and one silver — making it completely reversible! This stuff would be so fun to make all kinds of projects from jewelry to decor and is so versatile! So, as a result of my affections, today I’m sharing this fun floral face project that I made on the mesh! Here’s what I did: 

Supplies Needed:
DMC Stitchable Mesh
DMC Floss
Embroidery Hoop
Embroidery Needle
Small Beads (if desired)

1. Draw your pattern onto your mesh. I used a fine-tipped permanent pen and it worked great on the mesh! As a pattern for this project, I used this free floral pattern from Little Twig Designs and duplicated the flowers. Then, I drew on the eyes, cheeks and mouth freehand.

2. Once you have drawn on the face, start stitching! I am a major beginner when it comes to embroidery so it’s always fun for me to try out new stitches. The writer of the pattern I used also suggests that this pattern is great for stitches like raised herringbone or woven spider webs!

3. While you’re stitching, feel free to add some beading! I loved adding beads to add some dimension and interest, especially using beads for the eyelashes!


4. Since I used DMC’s cool stitchable mesh for the project, I did find that one of the most important steps was cleaning up the unfinished ends at the back since it is relatively sheer compared to normal fabric. As a result, before I finished the project I made sure all of the ends were knotted and snipped close so that they didn’t show. Then, cut the excess around the hoop if you are keeping it in the hoop, or size it to fit in your favorite frame!

That’s it! Isn’t it darling? I love the gorgeous floral design coupled with the sweetness of the little face. This would be perfect in any girly space and makes me so happy whenever I see it. Plus, this is a total beginner project that would be so fun to do with older kiddos, and using DMC stitchable mesh elevates any project. It’s gorgeous!

What summer projects do you have up your sleeve? I’d love to hear about them! And if you’d like to get your hands on all of DMC’s new stitchable surfaces, be sure to head over to our Instagram to enter to win a $50 Prize Pack that includes cork, mesh, cuffs, floss and accessories!

And be sure to check out the other FAB bloggers who tried out the new line as well. You can find their posts right here:

Tuesday July 25:

Positively Splendid – Cork Project

U Create – Mesh Project

 Little Dear Tracks – Cuff Project

Wednesday July 26:

The Scrap Shoppe – Cork Project

Cutesy Crafts – Mesh Project

Random Acts of Amy – Cuff Project

Thursday July 27:

Lova Revolution – Cork Project

The Pretty Life Girls – Mesh Project

Wild Olive – Cuff Project

 

Happy stitching!

ox. Liz

 

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  • Michele TJuly 27, 2017 - 6:10 am

    Awwww!!! That’s super sweet!! At the moment I am hand quilting a table runner for a wedding gift.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy hJuly 27, 2017 - 9:12 am

    I love these stitchable surfaces. The projects have all been so cute. I am working on some tee shirt quilts this summer for some birthday gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}July 27, 2017 - 9:53 am

    Liz!!! This is so adorable!! I love her sweet little face and the florals are so pretty with the beads in them!! The mesh is so cute for this!ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyJuly 27, 2017 - 10:38 am

    So sweet and cute!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • ,Mary HolshouserJuly 27, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    This is so sweet. Cute face and lovely
    flowers. I love the mesh because it has
    exact places to put stitches.
    That’s why I liked needlepoint.
    If I tried to stitch free-hand some stitches
    were too long, some too short, just a mess.
    I don’t do Instagram so I won’t be able to enter.
    I want to try all of the new products (new to
    me – been a long time since I was in the
    fabric section)
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JoanJuly 27, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    This so lovely.
    JoanReplyCancel

  • MarionJuly 27, 2017 - 4:56 pm

    I love this item.
    MarionReplyCancel

  • MarilynJuly 27, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    This item is so cute.
    MarilynReplyCancel

  • Jane J ThomasJuly 28, 2017 - 1:25 am

    I don’t instagram, cut thought I would leave a note here. This a darling pattern. What did you do with all of the stray thread on the back?ReplyCancel

  • Helen GullettJuly 28, 2017 - 5:16 am

    That is one pretty face. So lovely. My Summer projects are travel scrapbook album, making cards, and having fun creating craft projects with my daughters.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 28, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Ooh, I’ve been wanting to try beads with my embroidery. This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • TeriJuly 28, 2017 - 10:28 am

    Love this project! I want to try the mesh for decorative item.ReplyCancel

  • Pat SchwabJuly 29, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    Boohoo– I am not on Instagram but love your face project.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Embroidery DesignzAugust 16, 2017 - 4:39 am

    This looks like such a fun project, I never thought to use a metallic mesh, but will give this a go!ReplyCancel

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  • JenNovember 12, 2018 - 9:33 pm

    I love what you do! 🙂 So pretty!!ReplyCancel