Trace cookie cutter for shape, work in negative space around shape after stitching tiny guideline of shape. Use a thread conditioner, Thread Heaven, on embroidery floss to prevent fraying; French knots or stab stitches used for effect.
Here we have my very first original hand embroidered mandala design! The others I've done in the past have been from purchased patterns. I really enjoyed creating this. Embroidery hoop art by Suosaari on Etsy.