After how pleased I was with the USA map pillow I decided to try out a variation on the idea. Because as much as I love road trips, I like boat rides...well, maybe not quite as much but they're pretty fun too.
The lino-cut of a sailboat.
A successful test print on paper (this gives me an idea for a card too now...).
I was originally planning on just having one print but the first one was a little light (guess I should do a tester on a scrap fabric too) so I ended up printing several boats.
A close-up--not bad. I think this method will always yield a textured-looking line as opposed to a smooth line.
And the rest of the design--I embroidered the imagined routes that the boats have taken (the fourth one at the top right is that of a boat that you can't see, which I did because that section was looking a little bit empty).
Stay tuned for the final product.