My first post! I've stamped some fabric (fat quarter) and want to embroider on it now to make it more complex as it evolves into a finished piece. I'm not sure where it's going but should I back it with flannel or other thin backing before I start the hand work or should I do handwor on fabirc alone? Thanks for any help and suggestions!
Most people do the embroidery on the fabric alone and then back it to cover the stitches on the back.
Good luck! Let us see it when you are finished!
Cheryl / Muppin
yes, usually people will do hand embroidery on either the single layer of fabric, or if you are gonna turn it into a quilt, after the quilting is done.
if you are gonna do it on just the single layer of fabric, you might want to use a hoop to stabilize it when stitching. i always remove the hoop at the end of every stitching session - ie don't leave the fabric hooped overnight.
i usually quilt a piece first - and then add hand embroidery or embellishments after quilting - so they are not in the way when quilting.