The Knitting Stories combines knitting and illustration in a way we haven't seen it done before. The result is unique garments with a different and vibrant expression with the embroidered figures. The method we use makes the process simple and fun. No drawing skills are required and only simple stitches are used. Have fun with the process - change colors as you wish and use your creativity.
Place the warp line on top of the knitting on the area you want the embroidery to be. Mount the syringe. Pull lightly on the knit and the weft line from the underside to tighten the base. Be careful not to drag too much. Check on the back if the stitches look even.
Begin embroidering the outline with backstitch. If the yarn you use is thick, you can split the thread. Especially on the details, there is an advantage with thinner thread. We usually finish the outline before we start with the filling.
Then you are ready to fill in. Embroider as closely as possible so that the background color does not shine through. The stitches can very well overlap each other. It is nice to vary the length of these stitches. NB! The result will be prettiest if you let the stitches follow the curves of the figure. On details and small areas such as eyes and cheeks, it can be advantageous to divide the thread and embroider with thinner thread.
When you are satisfied with the result, disassemble the syringe and cut off the excess interfacing.
Then you are ready for the most exciting part of the processes. Place the embroidery piece in a bowl of room-temperature water and watch the water-soluble interfacing disappear.
Carefully squeeze out the water. Lay the embroidery flat on a hard surface, preferably between two towels. Then just let it dry. Voilà!