I was doing some unrelated stitching the other day and wished that I had more stitching templates, then it hit me. I have a plethora of stamps, and I wondered if they could be used as stitching templates?
I dug out a few supplies; some muslin (or in my case drop cloth fabric), floss, a needle, ink and a simple stamp.
I opted for a very light ink, but wished I had gone darker. The light ink was hard for me to see and I probably could have hid a darker and coordinating ink just fine in my stitches. I will know for next time!
Then I started stitching just using a basic back-stitch.
Filling in all the stamped lines as I went along, it didn't take long at all and has a fun home spun look!
I decided to make my piece the focal point in a Christmas card.
Here is a little peak at the inside.
Have a great day!