Okay, so maybe it’s a month late, but this is the project I was working on for prudent baby’s “use your words” embroidery contest.
A fabric chess set.
I’ve actually been wanting to make a fabric chessboard for a while now, but it wasn’t until I came across this contest that I could think of a way to do the pieces. I thought about ways to use words (or letters, in this case) literally, and this was what I came up with.
I designed the letters based on a typeface designed by Albrect Dürer and added the pieces’ silhouettes to the sides.
Each of those little white dots (x’s) you see hold a paperclip in place, which is what the magnet in the pieces sticks to.
Maybe I’ll have to make a smaller traveler’s version sometime. If I do make it again, I think I’ll try cotton, because getting all the lines straight with the linen was very difficult for my meager sewing skills.
Have a great day!
ps. I’m linking this up at skip to my lou and here: