Your kit bag this week includes the above fabrics, embroidery floss, and ric rac. The small square with the oval of fusible webbing on it was in last weeks kit. Remember I said to save it for this week. Prepare your spider the same way as last week. The cream and black 5 inch squares are for next weeks project. Set them aside.
Position your ric rac and sew into place. As you can see I positioned where I wanted my spider to go first and then pinned on the ric rac.
Trace your embroidery pattern on your cream squares. I used a Pilot Frixon pen - the ink disappears with pressing. (I have heard of the ink disappearing if left in a car on a hot sunny day) I like the fine tip and the fact that the lines will disappear. You can also use a pencil.
I didn't have any problem seeing through the fabric to trace the pattern. No light box or window taping needed. You may need to tape yours to the window or use a light box if your fabrics are darker.
Beginner Alert :) Yes I am fairly new to embroidery. This is a fun project and you don't have to be perfect either. I figure a Halloween project is the best to learn on! It will be fine if our lines are not perfect! Right! It has been 20 plus years since I have done embroidery work so please go easy on me! Thanks in advance.
Separate your black embroidery floss as directed in your pattern instructions.
The pattern has a wonderful diagram that explains the back-stitch. Read through your pattern first.
Thread your needle and knot your thread at the end of the three strands. Do not double the floss in your threaded needle or you will have 6 strands and that will be toooo thick! Begin at the end of starting line and bring the needle through from the back to the front of your fabric.
The above two pictures are actually ONE sewing step. Point the needle down into the fabric to make your first stitch BUT then bring it back up through the fabric creating your next stitch. Try and stay ON your traced lines. Any wavering and your stitches WILL be crooked. Be patient. Try to make even stitches - about an eighth of inch is a good stitch for this project.