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Ah, the tennis racquet. The beautiful Summer mornings you remember spending together, inseparable on the court during your college years. That satisfying, percussive “clop” of the ball hitting against the tightly threaded net in its lacquered wooden frame, you’ll never forget.
What you would need:
- various colors of embroidery thread
- wooden badminton/tennis racquet
- embroidery needle
Step 1: Decide on your design and sketch it out. Then use a permanent marker to mark your design onto the racquet.
Step 2: Cut a yard or so of embroidery thread.
Step 3: Tie the thread into a knot on the racquet. Leave a two inch tail of thread so that you can tie the other end off when you are finished wrapping.
Step 4: Continue wrapping thread onto the racquet until the area of your design is completely filled in. Change colors of thread as often as you like. A needle isn’t completely necessary, but it made the job go more quickly.
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