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Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper

One way for using designs from "Valentine Greetings" set is to embroider Valentine greetings directly on certain types of paper. We've found that Mulberry paper works great for this purpose, and can even be hooped the regular way!

This is very nice because the backside of embroidery remains backing-free, and looks good. We've also used color bobbin thread, to make the wrong embroidery side look beautiful. And it worked.

Here's a greeting card we've made using this technique:
Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper

Below you will find a step-by-step instruction, explaining and demonstrating how this postcard was made. It only takes a few minutes to complete!

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Hoop a piece of Mulberry paper into a large hoop (the regular way, without any stabilizer). Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
2. Position the design at the very bottom of your hoop. Most embroidery machines allow doing this with a few clicks on their touch-up screen. In case your machine doesn't have such function, in steps 3 through 8 we'll show how this can be done via embroidery software (Embird). If you know how to move design to the bottom of hoop, do this and then skip to step 9.


3. To position embroidery design at hoop bottom using Embird software, open Embird, activate the design you want to mirror, and click "Editor" on top program menu
Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
4. Click "Options" menu, then click on "Hoop Size". Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
5. You'll see plenty of hoop sizes. Select the correct one for your machine (the one you've used for hooping your backing), and press the "OK" button. Now you should see the design on appropriate "virtual hoop". Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
6. To move the design to hoop bottom, just drag it there, and position exactly in the middle. Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
  Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
7. To save the results click "File" --> "Save As". Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
8. Save under a new name, in appropriate folder on your PC. We've called the new version "FrameLove_bottom". Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
9. Embroider the bottom-aligned design, using metallic embroidery threads & color bobbin. Metallic thread will make the design look festive. Sparkling adds life to the embroidery. Suddenly a simple design can look amazing just because of metallic thread. By the way - when dealing with metallic thread, reduce machine speed to lowest one you can, use metallic needle and thread net. These simple tips can save you plenty of troubles. Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
10. Unhoop the embroidery, and flatten the mulberry paper. Draw a rectangle the size of your future greeting card, around the embroidered design. Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
11. Cut out the card and fold, like shown on the photos below -> Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
  Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  
Card is ready! Valentine Card, Embroidered Directly On Mulberry Paper
  

If you'd like to get Valentine Greetings designs, metallic embroidery thread and colored prewound bobbins used in this project - please visit these links:

Valentine Greetings embroidery designs set
Metallic Thread
Colored Prewound Bobbins

 

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