11 September 2013

September 11

Today we commemorate that tragic day in 2001 when the World Trade Center was attacked. It's an event that has changed our lives in ways that we could never imagine. Perhaps we can pause to remember the innocent victims and brave heroes who lost their lives that day?

If you'd like to know, here's how I made this World Trade Center embroidery:  

Let's begin with the materials we need: fabric, a pair of scissors, an embroidery hoop, a needle and embroidery floss.

I made a basic sketch of the Towers using a photo for reference. A piece of carbon paper makes transferring the image to fabric much easier. 

Cut the carbon paper to your desired size. Sandwich it between the fabric and the paper with the design. Keep the layers in place with pins and, with a steady but forceful hand, trace the design with a pencil.

Look, the transfer was a success!

Secure the cloth onto an embroidery hoop and begin sewing. 

The Towers, now embroidered. TADA!

A simple craft so that we will always remember.

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