Once the embroidery is complete, knot one final time (see step 6) and snip off the remaining thread. Carefully remove your hoop and use an iron or hair dryer toremove the ink of the erasable pen. The ink will disappear when exposed to the heat.
Four years ago, I picked up a needle and thread out of sheer boredom and began to teach myself embroidery. For me, embroidery started as a relatively cheap and easy hobby for me in the evenings, but quickly I realised that it was also an excellent tool for mindfulness and helped me to cope when my mental health was suffering. In light of all that's going on in the world right now (Covid-19), with many of us in self isolation and the rest staying home, with lots more time on our hands and no doubt with higher than usual anxiety levels for some, embroidery could be a great tool for you to learn!
Every commission usually begins with an out of the blue email along the lines of "I've got this idea, do you think you could bring it to life?" This particular commission was for Leigh and Bee - they wanted a pair of bridal jackets inspired by the Bowie lyrics in Labyrinth.