Friday, 15 August 2014

'Jungle Book' slip case - getting set up

With the design drawn up, time to get started.  First, and as usual, I made a transfer of the design, ironed this onto some fine linen, and used this to line the fabric that I'm using for the front:

I'm using a silk dupion in a shade called 'Laurel Leaf' from Hansson of Guildford.  They also had a 'Jungle Green', which sounded more appropriate, but sadly was too dark.

I'm doing the embroidery for this in two stages; here's the first in little running stitches:

Some of these stitches are a bit wobbly, but never mind - is any are still showing once I've stitched over them properly they can be picked out easily enough.

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