When this posts, it will be St. Patrick's Day! So, happy St. Patrick's Day!
Would you like to embroider? Do you have used harp strings? If so, here's a great project for you to try...harp embroidery using real strings!
fabric (I used part of an old sheet)
old harp strings
large darning or yarn needle
embroidery floss or similar material
Put your material in the embroidery hoop.
Outline a harp shape in chalk on your material. If you need a pattern, you can try the one for the DIY Harp Cut-Out T-Shirt.
Line up your strings for placement.
Make holes with your darning needle where you want your strings.
Put your strings in the harp. It might take a little finagling.
Here's what it looks like from the back.
Repeat until your harp is fully strung.
Here it is from the back again.
Start embroidering around the harp shape that you drew in chalk.
Sew around your long stitches if necessary.
Don't forget to initial your work!
There it is! You can do different variations, colors, etc. The title image has a few options.
Display this however you want. You can leave it in the embroidery hoop, trim around it, and hang it up like that, or you can incorporate it into another project.
Check out some other harp string crafts while you're at it! Which one is your favorite? If you make one, be sure to tag me on social media and/or use #Fischarper!
Barbara Fischer runs Fischarper, LLC and loves her job as a harpist and private music educator. She enjoys blogging about various aspects of the music field on fischarper.com/blog. For more music resources, check out the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers Store and Making Harp Lessons Exciting For Young Children, written by Bambi Fischer (Barbara’s mom!) and revised and edited by Barbara. You can connect with Barbara all over the interwebs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
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