It’s been a long time, hasn’t it, viewers?
We sort of had an unspoken agreement to take a break in 2016, to let ourselves recover from the chaos. But it’s 2017 and the chaos isn’t ending anytime soon. The world needs fandom and steampunk and individuality now more than ever; I can’t promise anything like a regular update schedule, but I can share what I’ve done with you all.
This project isn’t a new one. Some years ago, we purchased a pair of hand towels from ThinkGeek reading “I love you” and “I know”. (Pause here to pour one out for Carrie Fisher, forever my Disney Princess). They resided in the master bathroom for some months before I received an embroidery machine as a gift. I knew right away what I wanted to do: create more towels with interesting couples to remind me that love isn’t always songbirds and springtime.
I created the first set based on the images you see here from the game Undertale by Toby Fox. If you haven’t played it, do so; I don’t want to spoil anything. I will say that Asgore and Toriel are a divorced couple, with good reason to be, and the portrayal was nuanced enough that I don’t entirely blame either party for the split. Note that Asgore’s image does not have a background; they are a matched set.
The patterns were made for my machine: a Brother PE-770, known for its low price point and large hoop size. If your machine has a smaller hoop, you’ll need to shrink the patterns; if it’s not a Brother, you’ll need to convert them to the appropriate format. Finally, I took advantage in some places of the fact that I was embroidering them on black fabric; the pattern may not be appropriate for stitching on white or colored fabric, as some places leave the fabric to show through.