I got the idea for this embroidered notebook from issue 264 of Crossstitcher and decided to give it a go. It was fairly simple to do.
Tools needed for this project; blue tack, a pencil, a ruler, a sharp needle, a notebook and a skein of thread.
First of all, mark out the grid with a pencil and a ruler (sorry the picture are really bad). I did a 0.5cm x 0.5cm grid. Then place a small piece of blue tack under each hole and piece through each mark you’ve made with the needle.
The above picture shows my initial 1cm x 1cm grid. I then went back and made it smaller by putting a dot in the middle of each square to make it 0.5cm x 0.5cm (if that makes sense!).
Next, thread the needle with your chosen thread (I split my thread into 3 strands as 6 would have been too thick) and stitch your design.
Once finished, I cellotaped the back of the stitching to keep all the loose ends secure. I then cut a piece of paper to fit the back of the stitching and stuck this over the cellotape to make the design firmly secure.