Embroidery

Interlocked Meshes

IDraw desired embroidery motif on paper. Use transfer paper (dressmaker's carbon) to trace design onto a piece of needlework canvas (special fabric with non-interlocked meshes, allowing fibers to be removed).

Pin fabric with design to knitted piece and baste it in place.

■ how to embroider with special needlework canvas

2 Cut a piece of muslin bigger than embroidery hoops; cut center opening to expose design. Place muslin on knitted unit, with opening over design; baste it in place around opening.

Instead of needlework canvas, you can use tracing or tissue paper for your design. It is easier and eliminates using embroidery hoops.

This method works well for simple designs that allow paper to be torn away and removed easily.

Place unit in embroidery hoops and adjust tension to keep taut but without pulling or stretching the knitting.

Embroidery onto Cardboard

Place unit in embroidery hoops and adjust tension to keep taut but without pulling or stretching the knitting.

Instead of needlework canvas, you can use tracing or tissue paper for your design. It is easier and eliminates using embroidery hoops.

This method works well for simple designs that allow paper to be torn away and removed easily.

Embroider design as desired, working through both fabric and knit layers.

Knitted Course

Use tweezers to undo the fibers of needlework canvas.

Embroidery Designs For Basting

5 Remove embroidery hoops, then remove basting stitches and lift off muslin. Carefully trim away excess needlework canvas around design.

Vertical Bead Looms

^ This is how the completed embroidery looks.

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