Original text by Marina Belova
Yesterday I was writing an article about the embroidery on paper and remembered an old video on YouTube that described the embroidery on toilet paper. My American colleagues regard embroidery on the rolls of toilet paper as a joke gift or a gag. And they also match the designs to the various dates and holidays so that it did well.
And not only Americans! Last year (or was it the one before last?) on Textillegprom you could see an embroidered roll of toilet paper on the
Amaya exhibition stand, which was demonstrated to everybody who was interested. Like Amaya was the only paper on which this stunt was possible.
I'll show you my own attempt at that step by step.
For this, may I say, intimate item, I chose the design carefully. This is the one I settled upon (naturally, it came from an open source):
Then I picked up a roll of the ordinary cheap toilet paper:
Checked the size of one section to fix upon a size of the design:
Having done that, I created a simple design containing only satins:
I set the stitch density at 3 lines per mm (In Stitch Era), used no underlay and tried to avoid jump stitches between the segments. The stitch density value depends on the quality of the paper, I guess.
Anyone can create a design like that in no time.
Let's go to the machine.
Hoop a cut-away stabilizer only:
Find a center of the section of the paper and mark it with a dot – this will be the starting point. I decided to embroider not the first, but the second section so that I could later roll it properly.
Then I took a temporary spray adhesive, sprinkled my stabilizer and stuck the paper onto it, trying not to skew it.
I started the machine and began embroidering.
The embroidery is ready! Sure thing, in only has 770 stitches:
I unhoop the embroidery and carefully so that not to ruin the paper trim the extra stabilizer from the wrong side:
In the photo below you can see the result of my efforts:
I didn't fold the paper in several layers, like my American colleagues do, but decided to embroider on just one layer. And everything went well. As a gag gift to someone, it will do. Not everybody will be glad to receive such a present, but you know who will, don't you?