I have recently (November 2005) taken an machine embroidery course. This was the influence for this page.
I had a few technical problems. The background material (sky and grey for the wall) was ironed onto curtain stiffener using bond a web. When the stitching was finished, it was curling badly. I then glued it to a page in the book and the wet glue made the page wrinkle. Problems were resolved though, flattening the page under a pile of books solved the curl and I attached a piece of card onto the back which hid the unsightly page bubbles. I much prefer dry glues to wet ones!