So without further ado - here's some embroidery. I've had this top for ages, it wasn't expensive, but I rather like it. Of course, it got stained. Right on the front, and really noticeable. I thought I'd have to recycle it, but decided to see if I could disguise the mark. It's tee shirt fabric, but I like a challenge! I wasn't at home, and had limited resources with me, so I just drew on some freehand flower shapes with my trusty sanguine Pitt pen (archival ink), and used 2 strands of regular 6 stranded cotton thread.
It worked pretty well.
Here's a close up of my renovation of a second marked top, which, flushed with the success of the first one, I'm now desperately trying to save too! I used outline stitches and Chinese knots as satin/filling stitches were too dense for the jersey knit. I couldn't use a hoop for stitching, as I usually do, but ensuring the needle went between the knit rows wasn't too hard, and made certain there was no puckering.
A successful renovation, which will get a bit more wear out of a favourite top!