Hi! I want to try to sew some embroidery on the hem, back, and sleeves of my wedding dress-- celtic knotwork or something like it.
i want to do it by hand, or else buy (not my first choice) some ribbon with the embroidery on it to sew on. i also want to make a belt with the same embroidery rather than using the sewn on one in the pattern.
never having done the knotwork, can anyone recommend a book on how to do it, or an embroidery pattern to use? i like to freehand, so i could handle not using a pattern with clear instructions (that knotwork is complicated!)
here's my dress: http://www.butterick.com/item/B4827.htm?tab=costumes&page=2
(i'm doing it in white satin, but haven't decided on the underskirt, probably burgandy since my engagement ring is a garnet)
thanks for helping!