Sunday, April 7, 2013

3D - Give that flat embroidery some dimension!

Do you ever want to give your embroidery some dimension?  It's easy to do. You just need to pick a part of the design that can stand apart and embroidery it separately. For example, butterfly wings like in my post in July of 2011.

This is a cute little easy to make 3D flower made in 5D Embroidery Extra. It can also be done in 4D. There are loads of designs that you can use to make a 3D flower. You just have to think a little creatively. I'll be teaching a class on the 13th at VSQ in Greenville on how to construct this spring/summer little beauty.

I'll also be providing instructions on how to take other designs and make them 3D like this sample. This was a regular embroidery design that I cut apart and them Encored in 5D and them made various sizes and stitched out on tulle. I'll admit that cutting them apart was the a little time consuming but they look so nice on the jumper I did this for as the leaves from this flower are actually in the lower part of the jumper. Look at my post from June 2012 for a sample of the jumper and a better explanation for what I did.