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Dear 2016, we’ve had enough of your nonsense. Around the studio, we are majorly looking forward to a new year, for lots of reasons. To me, New Year’s Eve is all about looking forward and planning for new things to come… not to mention dressing up in sparkly outfits and toasting champagne! This year I plan to welcome 2017 with a little soiree, surrounded by a few close friends. So to decorate, I chain stitched ‘cheers’ in four different languages onto a set of cloth cocktail napkins for a sophisticated DIY.
Start by firming placing a corner of your napkin into the embroidery hoop and tightening the hoop in place. Next, use your disappearing ink pen to sketch out the script.
Prepare your thread by removing two strands of the embroidery thread, tie a knot on the end and use your needle threader to thread the needle.
Now for the fun part! Start your chain stitch at the beginning of the word and threading the needle up through the napkin. Pull tight until the knot is snug against the bottom of the napkin. Put the needle back in through the same area it came out of, creating a loop. Come back up through the napkin, threading through the loop, and pull tightly. For more detailed instructions, head over to this video.
Continue chain stitching your way all the way through the world and tie off with a firm knot when you get to the end.
Once your embroidery is finished, submerge in water and watch the word outline instantly disappear!
We went a bit international with this project, using 4 languages for ‘cheers’ like salud, prost, and opa! They pair quite nicely with these gorgeous, delicate coupe glasses from Reidel, don’t you think?
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. DIY by Material Delight for Jojotastic.
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