Apple tree fire screen – getting the background ready

Although the embroidery was done onto organza, that’s not the final fabric for the finished piece, which is an ivory cotton velvet.  With all the embroidery completed, it’s time to get that ready.

I’m going to be applying the embroidery to the velvet background, so in order to make sure I get it on straight, I traced some key points in the design with a transfer pencil, and ironed them onto a piece of linen:

I stitched this to the back of the velvet, then stitched over the lines with a dark yellow sewing thread, to transfer them onto the front:

Time to add the embroidery, so I can’t put the next stage off any longer.

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