I was so happy when a dear friend of mine asked me to embroider on a dress she was making for her friend (she also came up with the dragonflies) for the Estonian Independence Day reception. I love embroidering and don’t mind getting paid for it as well (:
I’d have to say that the most time-consuming part of this embroidery was to transfer the picture of the dragonflies onto the dress as it was going to be made from dark blue wool crêpe.
I have embroidered on a dark fabric before (coffee cozy II) but these dragonflies needed to be detailed, look and be positioned the same on both shoulders. After searching for different techniques I decided to go with the most safe one (without having to wet the fabric or iron other materials on the fabric). I just traced the dragonflies on the dress with bright coloured threads and removed them afterwards.
Olin nii rõõmus kui sõbranna palus mul tikkida pärlitest tikand kleidile, mille ta pidi Eesti Vabariigi iseseisvuspäeva vastuvõtule minevale sõbrannale õmblema. Tikkimine on mu salapahe, mis viga kui selle eest ka tasutakse (:
Kõige ajamahukamaks osutus tikandi kandmine tumesinisele villakrepile. Peale pikalt erinevate tehnikatega tutvumist, otsustasin minna kõige turvalisemat teed ja kanda joonis värviliste niitidega otse kangale. Oleks saanud ka kiiremini, kuid sel juhul oleksin pidanud mingil etapil kanga märjaks tegema, midagi kangale triikima või ostma mõne (kalli ja suure) seadeldise.