Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How To Embroider Wood Tutorial

I used a power tool for the first time, completely unsupervised and I survived.  All my fingers are intact.

What does one do, after they've used a power tool?  Embroider something of course.

Ever wonder if wood could be embroidered?  The answer is YES!  And, I'm about to show you how.


First, you'll need some sort of wood to embroider (driftwood, barn wood, wood coasters).  If you want to use slices of a log, like I've used, check out my wood coaster tutorial for full directions.

Next, lightly sketch out the shape you want to embroider in pencil.  Once you have your shape drawn, again, in pencil, mark approximate location for the holes to be drilled.


Using the smallest bit on your power drill, begin to drill holes through the wood.
*Place a thick board beneath the piece of wood you are drilling.


Make sure the drill goes completely through the wood.


Once you have completed drilling your holes, you can start embroidering your wood.


Thread an average sewing needle with embroidery thread, knot the end of the embroidery thread.


Start embroidering.


Come up through the back of the wood (point a).  Your knot should hold in the back of point (a) (if the knot comes through the front, simply make your  knot larger).  Bring your needle down through point (b), pulling the thread taunt as you go.  Come back up through point (c), continuing to pull the thread taunt.  Return the needle to point (b), going back down.  Come back up at point (d) then go back down at point (c). 


Continue until you have completed embroidering your shape. 


Whatever shape that might be.


What more fun could you possible have using power tools and embroidery thread?

These would make great coasters, ornaments, home decor, art or the sweetest Valentines.


Of course, if you decide to use them as Valentines, make sure you include a card that says something like:  


Wood you be my Valentine?

64 comments:

  1. AMAZING!! You have outdone yourself with this one. I LOVE how these turned out.

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    1. Thanks so much Erin. This was so fun. I think it's because I actually used that drill by myself without the husband hovering over my shoulder giving me advice. It helped that I did this while he was at work :)

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  2. I have to agree with Erin - when I saw the thumbnail- I said "OMG are you serious? how freaking cool is that!?" I would have to have them with another hole so I could hang them - they are awesome - such a cute valentines!

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    1. What a great idea. You could easily screw in an eyelet hook at the top. Thanks Michelle.

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  3. Oh My Goodness! I love it! Such a cool idea!

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  4. Amy this is just too awesome for words! You are the best and this is just the perfect project for you to use power tools by yourself for the first time! I love these!

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  5. Wow, I really like how these turned out for you. I love your comment about using a power tool. :-)

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  6. So original, Amy! I definitely haven't seen it before!!!! And the pun, you make me smile!

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  7. Super cute!!! I love this and think what cute things you could make for every holiday and every season.

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  8. You really will embroider anything! They came out amazing what a clever idea but more importantly, how is Mr WWH coping with you now playing around with his tools? Jules is never a fan of it LOL

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  9. Nice job. I would never have thought to pair up wood with embroidery thread.

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  10. Oooh I am loving these!!! And of course I adore the phrase too... Wood you be my Valentine? Hehehehe!! Too cuuuute!!! :D

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    1. Thanks Maysem. I had so much fun making these. I owe it all to the power drill :)

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  11. I have never seen embroidered wood before and I love it! Leave it to you...Goddess of Embroidery! Yay for you for using a power tool! Did you wear a helmet and safety googles??

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  12. Embroidering with a drill. While wearing heels!! I'm impressed. Only you, Amy- only you!!

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    1. Aw...thanks Amy. I can't wait to try and figure out more things I can do with that drill :)

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  13. I agree with Daniela and Danni, you are the embroidering Queen and the goddess of embroidery, too!!! Wow, who knew??? And your hubby, the official King of Wood is starting to rub off on you:)

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  14. Oops, we all knew you were fabulous with embroidery...I was referring to "who knew" wood could be embroidered? Just wanted to clarify, heehee.

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  15. This is SO adorable, Amy ! I love it! I can imagine the potential here - do you think that you could embroider smaller wood pieces... say...for a pendant? That might require some tricky drilling, though.

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