What does one do, after they've used a power tool? Embroider something of course.
Ever wonder if wood could be embroidered? The answer is YES! And, I'm about to show you how.
First, you'll need some sort of wood to embroider (driftwood, barn wood, wood coasters). If you want to use slices of a log, like I've used, check out my wood coaster tutorial for full directions.
Next, lightly sketch out the shape you want to embroider in pencil. Once you have your shape drawn, again, in pencil, mark approximate location for the holes to be drilled.
Using the smallest bit on your power drill, begin to drill holes through the wood.
*Place a thick board beneath the piece of wood you are drilling.
Make sure the drill goes completely through the wood.
Once you have completed drilling your holes, you can start embroidering your wood.
Thread an average sewing needle with embroidery thread, knot the end of the embroidery thread.
Come up through the back of the wood (point a). Your knot should hold in the back of point (a) (if the knot comes through the front, simply make your knot larger). Bring your needle down through point (b), pulling the thread taunt as you go. Come back up through point (c), continuing to pull the thread taunt. Return the needle to point (b), going back down. Come back up at point (d) then go back down at point (c).
Whatever shape that might be.
What more fun could you possible have using power tools and embroidery thread?
These would make great coasters, ornaments, home decor, art or the sweetest Valentines.
Of course, if you decide to use them as Valentines, make sure you include a card that says something like:
Wood you be my Valentine?