Monday, April 26, 2010

Genesis lyrics -- framed!

I took advantage of the yucky day yesterday and curled up on the couch to finish my Genesis lyrics embroidery project.

Duchess is one of my favorite Genesis songs; it's from their Duke album which was released back in 1980.

Here are the lines of the song that I chose to stitch. I set them in a typeface called Fling. (You might recognize Fling from Martha Stewart's now-defunct Blueprint magazine.) If you love Fling, you can download it for free here.

Next I placed my fabric on top of the printed lyrics, and traced over the words using my disappearing ink pen. You can see the blue pen marks on this in-progress photo.

I just had to spritz the piece with water when I finished stitching and these marks just vanished! Those disappearing ink pens are so handy.

Here are a few close-up shots:

And here's the finished piece:

Next up: I'm working on a design with a dancing crane theme for my very amazing acupuncturist. More soon!

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