In my last post, I mentioned that I joined my local Embroiderers’ Guild chapter. One of the requirements of the chapter is that each member must stitch a name tag for him/herself.
I saw some great, creative name tags at the meeting on Tuesday, and, even though new members have up to 3 meetings to finish their name tag, I got started on mine right away.
I didn’t want anything too complicated, and I wanted my name to be large enough to be seen from a distance — otherwise what is the point of wearing a name tag, right?
I whipped out the graph paper and fired up my design software and created a simple design that would finish up no bigger than 3.5″ by 2″ if stitched on 32ct fabric. My final design is 53 stitches by 27 stitches, which works great.
I felt like stitching on dark fabric, and I found some nice dark teal green 32ct linen in my stash. Here is an exceptionally poor cell phone photo of the fabric and the colors I selected for my design:
The threads got washed out in the photo, but the colors I selected are DMC threads:
Here is a progress picture with just my name completed:
The dark stain around the edges of the fabric is from the Fray Check. I love Fray Check for keeping the edges of my fabric from…well, fraying.
I hope to finish the name tag this weekend, so I will have more — hopefully better — photos next week.
Have a great weekend!
This looks lovely, such a pretty font!