The book has a wonderful project for covering a hoodie in embroidery. I got my copy of the book from The Book Depository and I find it very inspiring. The patterns on the hoodie in the book were adult but I had never thought of embroidering a hoodie before and thought I could adapt it to meet a boy's sporting interest.
I didn't have a lot of time to complete this project in time for Fionn's birthday, so thought I would embroider the logos of two soccer teams he follows in relatively discrete places on a hoodie. If he likes the idea, I can add the logos of his AFL and SANFL teams - or any other motifs he wants to display.
I outlined the shield in double chain stitch and did the streaks in stem stitch. The letters are satin stitch. The stars worked very well using Mary Corbett's star stitch - a stitch to which I am becoming addicted.
Because the hoodie was blue, I needed to fill in the background of the shield in white - the hardest bit. I used fine cotton-a-broder and split stitch. The result is quite neat.
The second logo was more challenging and interesting - Liverpool Football Club, followed by Fionn and his Dad.
I chose the figure from a couple of variations on the club website and transferred it to Solvi. I then outlined the figure with three strands of red using stem stitch, then removed the Solvi.
I filled in the figure with slightly lighter red and finally inserted white to preserve the spaces between wing feathers and the stitching on the ball.
This has proved to be very easy to work and popular with the recipient. I can see lots of possibilities for the future.