I work with a photo reference and make a sketch out of it. Then I transfer that sketch to the fabric and start embroidering. In the meantime, I watch something or listen to music/a podcast.
I tend to use non-stretch cotton fabric or linen. For the threads I combine between different brands: DMC, Anchor, Rico and Madeira. The hoops are made of solid wood (not the light-bamboo ones).
It depends on the size and difficulty of the piece. A 20cm cat/dog embroidery takes me from 40 – 50+ hours. Usually no more than three weeks.
I Ship my embroideries Internationally via DHL from Berlin. The shipping price is not included but I’ll tell you how much it would be when you contact me.
And don’t worry… you’ll have a tracking number to see where your package is.
I work with PayPal or Bank Transfer.
I’m charging 50% before starting and the other half when I finish/deliver it (This one is plus the posting fee).