Now that we have the decided fabric, felt, cut to a desired size, 3″x4.5″, designing the embroidery space is next the challenge.
Here are the designs at various sizes. I printed them out as 4″x6″, 3″x5″, and 2″x3″.
Here is the felt next to the 2″x3″ size design. The entire flower design should fit on the felt fabric piece.
Here is the felt next to the 3″x5″ size design. Most of the entire flower could fit on the felt fabric piece. Maybe even some of the stem could get into the design area as well.
Here is the felt next to the 4″x6″ size design. Part of the flower design could fit on the felt fabric piece with not much of the leaves or stems to use in the design.
Now, the questions of which size to use and how to use them stir the creativity. I enjoy having many choices when placing a design on fabric. This is one of the most enjoyable parts of designing!
I’m off to manipulate the fabric over the designs to see all the many design possibilities there are, and which of them are pleasing and appealing to the eye. It’s a wonderful “brain teaser”. I do this mostly by “feel” although some may call it finding a balance in the design given the boundaries of the fabric. I think that most people can move the design around on the design space and “feel” when it “works” for them.
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