I found a piece of stunning fabric and want to embroider the entire thing. Will end up being the size of a single bed spread.
I want to start in one corner, go across, and continue in a general paragraph type pattern if that makes any sense to ya'll. I will be doing all round pieces all over, with obvious round borders.
My question is... as i go along over the years working on this, and showing how (hopefully) my skills have grown as each circle is created, I will be having this material smashed in the hoop. I expect that in the end, I will have a seriously wrinkled finished piece, complete with hoop marks that I might iron out if anyone can teach me how to do such a thing without wrecking years of work.
Also, if I ever have to launder this piece, is it likely that the colors will run and ruin it? Do folks wash their floss before using it to remedy this?