Believe it or not, the fabric design you use can make or break your embroidery project. These tips will help you choose wisely!
Have you ever stitched a design on a favorite piece of cotton fabric and they just did not go together? We all have.
Marbled fabrics work well with animals, like this adorable Applique Baby Elephant by Ovistin in Africa. They give a soft tone-on-tone background that looks somewhat realistic. The key is to use a color that is not so dark that the embroidery still shows well.
Even the smallest of prints would compete with the gorgeous stitching. Darker backgrounds would hide a lot of the wonderful texture unless you used a solid black fabric and brightly colored thread.
The delicate open work embroidery in the Butterfly Clutch Purse by Inspiration Mutz really pops on the solid black background. A coordinating small floral print beautifully matches colors in the embroidery design without stealing the show.
Crazy quilting, like this Crazy Seahorse by Molly Mine, means mega thread details so you don’t want to hide them. That is why the delicate watercolor quality of carefully chosen batiks blend with the color palette without overwhelming the stitching.
The monogram patch separates the embroidery element from the background so that you can appreciate the beauty of both.
Hopefully, these tips will help you choose fabrics that make your embroidery look even more fabulous.