Embroidery is a hobby that I love doing, but just haven't made the time to do much of it lately. After looking through the Amy Tangerine Plus One collection and saw the adorable embroidery kit, I knew it was time to get stitching again. I can always use more wall art in my creative space, so I decided to embroider a canvas!
The Amy Tangerine Plus One collection is SO cute! I love everything about it. The colors, the patterns, kits, and embellishments are so fun and I can't wait to create more projects with it all.
For the embroidered canvas, you'll need an 8x10 canvas, the Alphabet Embroidery Stencil Kit, and the Thread Kit. The kits include everything you'll need, including needles. I love the thread colors!!
In the 5 Piece Embroidery Kit, you'll find alphabet and pattern stencils, needle for poking holes, a mat, thread, and needles. I've never used a kit like this before, and I really like the guide idea so you know exactly where your stitches need to be!!
I marked the center of the canvas lightly with a pencil so I could try to align the letters as best as I could. Then, I laid the stencil on the canvas, held it in place and marked a few of the holes with the pencil for each letter so I could make sure the letters were where I wanted them to be.
Next, I put the stencil back on the canvas and starting with the "C", I poked holes through the canvas using the dotted guides on the stencil. I poked the holes for all the letters before starting any of the stitching.
Everyone does embroidery a little different, but the easiest way for me to do it is to tie a knot at the end of the thread, and pull the thread up through one of the holes. Then I backstitch the rest: come up a space ahead and bring your needle back down into the same hole at the end of the last stitch you made (there are lots of video tutorials out there if you need a little more visual help).
Tie off the thread and cut when you finish each letter or are running out of thread.
I stitched each letter in a different color thread (Aqua, Tangerine, Cherry, Grey, Cricket, and Lemon), then added an arrow pattern that was included on the stencil for a little something extra.
I'm SO happy with how this canvas turned out, and can't wait to create more cute projects with the papers and embellishments!!
The collection will be available in 5 discounted bundles including a basic kit, a stamping kit, an embellishment kit, and an embroidery kit - all starting at just under $20!! If you love Project Life, the sold out Plus One Project Life Mini Kit will also be available at a discounted rate.