So!.. My boyfriend has his friend over here in Leeds, visiting from the States. My boyfriend and his friend are both tattooists and while he is here visiting he is going to do me a crafty scissor tattoo!
To say thanks, I decided to make a cool wall hung embroidery for him, and this is when I discovered an almost endless supply of embroidery patterns.. alas, I cannot share a link though... as they are actually my boyfriends old line drawings for tattoos!
I don't know why I didn't think of it before.. every tattoo he does has to have a line drawing so he can make a carbon skin transfer for his tattooing guideline.. these line drawings translate into embroidery PERFECTLY and as my fella kees all his line drawings 'just in case', I have a LOT to get stuck into!
Without further ado.. here is the proof!
I decided to keep the embroidery in the hoop rather than in a frame.
You may be able to tell, I used 3 strands on all the colour and 2 strands on the black as I think it looks generally heavier anyway. I used mainly backstitch for a nice simple, non fussy look with the odd french knot and satin stitch thrown in.
This is how I finished the back, I am not mad on that fabric as I think it's gotten too popular but I had it, and it fits the tattoo theme perfectly, I glued some nice braiding on top of all the straggly bits which also glued the two hoops together which is a bonus!
Close up of the little message I messily embroidered last minute!
Hope you like it! I will be doing loads more from now on! I already spied an amazing sugar skull line drawing he did for a girls tattoo a while ago!
PS: If anything looks wonky I would like to point out that my boyfriend isn't a crap tattooist.. just my stitching messed up his design haha! If anyone wants to know what studio my boyfriend works at just drop me a PM.
PPS: I saved all these to my computer the right way up but every single time I upload with photobucket, It flips them onto their side... so sorry!!