Got a black and white photo you just loooove and some embroidery floss in your craft stash? Stitching a design on an engineer print is a very affordable gift idea, or a way to take DIY decor to the next level. I used two of my fave wedding photos (by Love & Perry Photography) to share two different ways to decorate engineer prints with embroidery floss!
You will need:
- A high-resolution image
- Embroidery floss
- A size 24 tapestry needle (which you probably already have if you tried this project)
1. Make your image black and white. Be sure to save it in the highest resolution possible.
2. Go to a copy shop (like Staples) and have them print it as an engineer print. They offer a few different sizes; I chose 18″x24″ for this project.
3. Cut a length of embroidery floss and separate it so that you have two pieces, three strands each. Thread your needle and begin stitching oh-so-carefully! The paper is flimsy and you don’t want to tug too hard and rip it. I decided to stitch over the petals in my peony.
Want to try it another way? A pencil comes in handy to add your own design to an engineer print.
1. Draw your design with a pencil. I chose the constellations for Libra and Sagittarius (my wife’s and my astrological signs), and freehanded them above us in the photo, then stitched along the sketch.