This is probably obvious to you experienced needlepeople out there...but for me it was an "aha" moment in the middle of the night...
I wanted to embroider around the lettering of my little Spring piece, but the thought of how long it would take wasn't that appealing.
So....why not try using my needlepunch? The loops would go to the back, leaving a nice even row of stitching on the front.
I had to use a hoop, and it took me a little practice to get the tension right. But once I had some rhythm, this was really fast!
Here is how it looked from the back...very unstable. These stitches could be pulled out in one zip.
So I fused some fusible woven interfacing over the loops. For extra security, I could have layered some fusible web in between the back of the embroidery and the fusible interfacing...one more layer of glue wouldn't have hurt. I would do that next time. Still, this should work o.k.
This looks for all the world like a hand-done backstitch!
A few more elements and stitches were added, and now I am ready to stretch this over foam core.
What a fun project!