Subtle Elegance

Evonne & Kevin's embroidered heirloom is based on their elegant wedding invitation, which featured bold lettering along with a few calligraphic flourishes on a subtle pink ground. The piece focuses on the most important elements from their invitation–their names and wedding date. 

The embroidery was done using silk and wool thread on a light pink Irish linen. Stitches used were: running stitch, stem stitch, and satin stitch. The finished piece was laced around an acid-free board, matted, and then fit into a white frame measuring 9" h x 12" w.  

Tracing their names from the original invitation

Working on a frame stand with the aid of a magnifying glass  

Choosing the threads and placement of the design on the fabric

Reviewing fabric swatches

Working out a stitch plan 

Megan captured our wedding invitation perfectly, and the attention to detail is simply stunning! This elegant keepsake serves not only as a conversation piece but brings us joy every time we see it.
— Evonne, Hudson Valley, NY

Working a section of diagonal satin stitch

The finished, framed piece with the original wedding invitation

All photos and designs are copyright Megan Canning 2014-18, unless otherwise noted.