I always do my thread drawings freehand. I don’t draw a line and trace it. But I made an exception to that today when I drew the map for this entry on my Corona Kimono. I just couldn’t draw the map of the southern states to make them look recognizable enough.
It was important to my idea that the states were readable as an image without words. So I found a map online, printed it out then cut it out. I pinned it to the Kimono then stitched around it.
Once I put the words in, it reminded me of one of those travel postcards from the 1950’s. I used a grid for the background like the background of a road map. The little circles inside every other square…well…it just seemed to need them.