Tag: word embroidery

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art | The Zen of Making
I stitched this piece of embroidered typography wall art for my graphic designer husband as a gift for our third anniversary. (It was yesterday! Hooray!) Are you a type geek too? Make one for your special someone with my free downloadable template!

* Embroidered Typography Wall Art template
* 5" x 7" textured cardstock, 2 sheets
* Scotch tape
* Embroidery floss, 3 ply
* Permanent dry adhesive

* Printer
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle
* Piercing tool or sewing awl
* Piercing mat or foam sheet

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Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Print and cut out the embroidered typography wall art template.

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art | The Zen of Making

Step 2
Adhere the template to one sheet of the cardstock using a small loop of scotch tape in two corners (don’t press down too hard, you’ll need to peel the tape off later). Next, use the sewing awl to poke evenly spaced holes through the cardstock following the lines in template.

Tutorial: Embroidered Typography Wall Art | The Zen of Making

Step 3
Once you’ve punched the holes, peel the template paper off of the cardstock and carefully remove the tape.

See the full tutorial…


Vagina Word Embroidery

Vagina. (See? The world didn’t end.)

Patella! Cornea! Sinuses! (Yep. Still here.)

Vaginas aren’t obscene or scary, they’re just a body part. A body part, I might add, that can be found on half of the people on the planet.

We’re grownups. Using the correct anatomical terms for parts of the body is neither offensive nor dangerous. Know what is? Ignorance.

I stitched this vagina word embroidery piece as a reminder that, no matter how heated conversations may get, “vagina” is not actually a dirty word. This isn’t about politics, it’s about maturity. I refuse to live in a world where, in serious discussions between adults, it’s inappropriate to refer to a vagina—or, for that matter, a penis—by name. I could have chosen to make this point with any number of words, but I embroidered “vagina” because, as several of my Twitter and Instagram pals pointed out during the process, it’s typographically beautiful, and thus fun to stitch.

Want to make your own?
I embroidered my word using backstitch on 28-count tea-dyed evenweave fabric. The font is size 48 American Typewriter. It was stitched and finished on a 5″ hoop.