My "art project" has progressed to the "oh crap, how does somebody with no drawing skills whatsoever draw a design?" stage. I see the design in my mind's eye, but I can't draw fer crap to put it on paper.
The design? Oh, nothing really complicated or anything--a boar done in white, on a red background. The circular border will be black, with the Elder Futhark embroidered in gold (well, yellow) in it. Maybe some extra little touches on the corners and sides, I dunno.
Total dimensions: 3' x 3'
Really, it's not that hard. And not that big either, really. But damned if I can draw it!
Needles -- 3
Embroidery floss in a rainbow of colours
Red cotton jersey fabric -- 3/4 bolt (yes, I have that much, and I've had it for years)
So, here you see an example of one of my practice runs. This is an attempt to make a white
I apologize for the wonky white balance--I forgot I'd had the aperture open a bit wide.
And here is the cloth itself--the quality of the photo is crap, but I chalk that up to the camera.
But you can see, roughly, how thin the fabric is. Perhaps I need some kind of backing or a double-layer thing? I dunno.