I used the Gum Leaves from the May Gibbs Free machine embroidery designs these are available from the Denisov Embroidery Studio website which is http://www.needlework.ru but this will work for any designs that you would like to sewout onto something without having to use a water soluble stabilizer and a sheer type of fabric such as an organza.
The finished result is a wonderful soft flexible embroiderywhich can be sewn onto something to give a 3D effect or glued to handbags, lamp shades etc - because you simple canТt hoop them.
Hoop a single layer of the Floraini No Show Nylon Mesh Ц Hoop it so it is nice and firm inyour hoop and simply stitch out your design on your embroidery machine
When the embroidery is finished remove from hoop, now trim around the outer edge with a small pair of embroidery scissors Ц for an even smother finish if you have a stencil burner simply run around the outer edge of the design. They are now ready to sew to your desired item.
Handy Hint Ц For a design that is very stitch intensive Iron an addition layer of Floriani Nylon No Show Mesh ona 45 degree angle over the embroidery field area and simply follow the instructions above. Load these May Gibbs Free machine embroidery designs
Author: Heather McKenzie (Australia)