Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 131: Self Portrait Embroidery

Time: 2+ hours
Listening to: Murder She Wrote

I worked on a new embroidery of my husband and I. Here's the finished project:


  1. Shelly, this is totes adorbes. Got a tip for me to figure out how to do this myself?

  2. Thanks! I first found two pictures of us that were similar in size then I used the Picasa pencil/sketch tool to figure out what lines were the important one to embroider. I traced those lines onto some fabric then started embroidering. For the highlighting/texture/face details, I used only 2 or 3 strands of the embroidery floss so that it wasn't too chunky. Hope that helps! I'd love to see your finished project!