Oh Dear! I had managed to get super-glue on a favourite singlet top - it is a flattering pistachio green, a nice rayon knit and it has a matching cardigan so I did not want to toss it!
But nasty dark (and stiff) spots of glue down the front - one big splodge and a trail of small ones.
The fun part comes first - selecting which threads to use.
2 greens ... not too blue or 'sweet'
and for the flowers I went with shades of apricot instead of the more obvious pinky rose colours.
I like the 'Susan O'Connor' bullion stitch rose - basically you start with the darkest shade & work a bullion loop (in the middle of that big stain). And because I'm not very good at this - I needed 2 loopy stitches!
Then with the next shade work bullion stitches spiralling around that centre...
|Sorry for the blurry photo|
Then progress to a lighter colour and work more bullions around ... And even if you are not very skillful the result is still quite pretty. Especially if your photos are blurry!!
The splash pattern of small stains seemed obvious as a 'rose bud' on a curving stem. Here is the bud - 3 bullion grubs with a dark one in the middle.
SO - those stains are quite disguised now but those flowers are awkwardly placed and the rose is floating in a very isolated way. So I put the singlet on Daphne (my mannequin) and planned with pins how to make the emboridery look like a Deliberate Design Decision but with a minimum of additional work!
Oops - obviously needs to be ironed, but one of those creases inspired the placement of another bud-on-stem.