For one of the spreads in my book i decided to Illustrate skipping and found an old skipping rhyme to use. Using the image of the skipping rope i drew out the words and then using some insane embroidery program, trace over my scanned images with stitching before sending them to the machine to be stitched. It was very time consuming, and had to be done in sections because my images were too big. Typical! I stitched them onto dissolvable fabric so that once dissolved they were actual solid ropes. I remembered to take a photo of them while they were dissolving in the bath!