I have a bag of beautiful vintage silk fabrics that my grandmother gave me years ago. The fabrics are actually garment remnants from traditional Korean dresses called Hanboks.
One day, I had this idea to embroider images of Portland on the silk fabric. I had dabbled with embroidery before, but more with lettering than imagery. I decided to pick up a hoop and a embroidery stitching tool at a craft store, and I'm so glad I did! The embroidery went so much faster!
I was able to complete my first Portland embroidered image that first evening. I probably should have sketched it out first on the fabric, but I'm super impatient when it comes to prep work. Hopefully you recognized it's the Hawthorne Bridge!
All I have to do now is wrap it around a stretched canvas frame so that it's ready to hang.