Embroidery Inspiration: Toilet Paper

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TP flower 2

Yes, it's true. I've been inspired by toilet paper. While I didn't go so far as to embroider actual toilet paper, I noticed that plain white paper products often have simple imprinted designs. I could not wait to get out the marker.

3 toilet paper embroidery

I traced the pattern with a marker; there are dots and lines. 

4 tp embroidery

I then traced the resulting design onto paper.

TP embroidery 6

And then onto the fabric. I chose DMC floss colors 304, 352, 353, 367, 368, 369 and 743. I used backstitch for everything except the leaves and center of the flower which are satin stitch.

Tp flower in hoop

Proof positive that inspiration can truly be found anywhere! Check your paper products; I'd love to see what you come up with. Next project: figure out what to do with this little embroidered piece. Perhaps something for the bathroom? 

xo Karin



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