[HNW] embroidering on dark linen?

Kimiko Small kimiko at kimiko1.com
Fri Jul 1 19:55:47 PDT 2011

Thank you for your tip. However, this will be a box cover, and I have no intention of putting this silk under any water. I also needed that extra amount of pigment to actually see the pattern as the watercolor paint just was not showing up as anything other than a dark shadow. I will keep the tip in mind for working on linen or other washable items, like the bread towels I'm thinking of doing for the holiday season.


On Jul 1, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Alexandria Doyle wrote:

> The point, in case anyone missed it, if you use gouache paint for your
> pattern, rinse the piece after it's dried but before embroidery to get
> excess pigment to go away.  Red and dark blue seemed to bleed more
> than other colors, so I'd check that on a sample first.

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