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Tracing for Photo Embroidery Class
July 17, 2011, 7:24 pm
Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Photo Embroidery Class

Although her concepts aren’t complicated, the class at Rittenhouse Needlepoint with Joetta Maue was way too short! At least 4 hours were needed to really pick her brain. But, we reviewed her & some other’s styles of embroidery. Reviewed how to transfer a photo using a light box, a window, and a projector. She traces the important lines – not all the details.

I own a lightbox (got it with a 40% coupon at AC Moore/Michael’s) for about $50. And, I found a projector like she used online for $60 at

We used a water-soluble marker to trace & the ink came right out with water. I know because when I came home I washed my first tracing out & redid it. I needed a smaller tracing because I just don’t have time to do a large piece.

Then, we reviewed her basic stitches: split stitch, back stitch, & satin. Be creative is her only guideline! She stitches some fascinating pieces on antiques linens ( &

I’ll be interested in seeing how mine turns out!

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