Plantagenet Wreath – cutting out

With all the embroidery done, the next stage is to cut it out so that it can be applied to the background fabric.  I have to admit I haven’t been looking forward to this much as it’s such a fiddly shape, but I relieved to be able to tell you that it’s now done and with no disasters.

While it was still on the frame and so taut, I painted the back of the embroidery with diluted PVA glue, to prevent any fraying.  Then, off the frame and with the fabric on the outside of the embroidery cut away:

Then the fabric in the centre:

And last and very definitely worst, the bits between the intertwined stems and the broom flowers:

After that, stitching it to the background should be the easy bit!

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