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1  Re: Fall Dotee Swap GALLERY - Send outs September 22, 2014 in The Swap Gallery by Ludi on: September 20, 2014 10:59:34 AM
Ooo, I like that metallic skullhead!   Smiley

Here is the adorable bat La Chapa made for me:





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2  Re: Embroidery Nerdgasm!! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Ludi on: September 19, 2014 09:06:43 AM
Back to his mad, bad self:



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3  Re: Embroidery Nerdgasm!! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Ludi on: September 18, 2014 04:35:32 PM
I think we should nominate Ernest as our Fairy Godmother of Stitchery. 



 Kiss
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4  Re: Embroidery Nerdgasm!! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Ludi on: September 17, 2014 02:20:21 PM
I think this is a really interesting suggestion from Thesiger (even though we don't use firescreens much these days)  and I wonder if I can find examples of work done along these lines:


In a lighter vein is the circus scene from a railway poster (plate 82), and one can imagine layers of embroidered net being used to give the effect of light and shade.  I can visualise a glass firescreen with varying thicknesses of net stretched on a frame, the details of the figures, etc., being darned in brightly coloured thread.  But let me not make detailed suggestions, but merely throw some ideas at the readers head and hope they may bear fruit.  Page 101




He goes on to say later in the book,

"It requires as much ingenuity to adapt a design as to invent one, but whether adapted or invented, anything is better than a mere copy of someone else's work and the needle-worker who can adapt a pattern from another source is half-way along the road to being a successful designer."

I heartily concur!  Smiley

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5  Re: Fall Nerd Battles: September 1 - November 30, 2014 ~Join Anytime!~ in Craftalongs by Ludi on: September 17, 2014 09:08:00 AM
Prompt:  September Hide and Seek
Team:  Wordy
Bonus Points: none
Project Name:  Grumpy Old Mandrake
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435712.0#axzz3DacFyars
Brief Description:  For Smmarrt in the Fall Dotee Swap, this mandrake has a feature which may not be immediately evident.
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Prompt:  September Yahtzee
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points:  none
Project Name: Autumn Death Root
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435712.0#axzz3DacFyars
Brief Description:  For La Chapa in the Fall Dotee Swap, this root has five leaves
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Prompt:  September Scrabble
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points:  none
Project Name: Puffin fridge magnet
Project Link:
Brief Description:  For maxxev in the Pretty Bird Swap, 2 inches square
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Prompt:  September Solitaire
Team: Wordy
Bonus Points:  none
Project Name: Agnes Moorhen
Project Link:
Brief Description:  For maxxev in the Pretty Bird Swap, this mixed media moorhen chick sits alone on her mossy rock.
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6  Tuberous Personages in Needlework: Completed Projects by Ludi on: September 17, 2014 06:29:17 AM
For the Fall Dotee Swap.



Boob-tuber for artsycandice



Autumn Death Root for La Chapa



Grumpy Old Mandrake for Smmarrt




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7  Re: Embroidery Nerdgasm!! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Ludi on: September 16, 2014 04:23:14 PM
Hardly evil at all; Ernest by John Singer Sargent, c 1911



There's another section of the book I want to share, but I think I'll type it up rather than photographing it as the pics are a little difficult to read.

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8  Collaborative endeavor - a plethora of eyes in Needlework: Completed Projects by Ludi on: September 16, 2014 03:10:46 PM
Here's the other hoop suereal and I worked for our fake Half-a-Hoopla swap:



Suereal included 4 doll's eyes, two mother-of-pearl beads, and some rubbery type of material, as well as silver thread and glow in the dark floss.

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9  Re: Fake Swap Craftalong for Swap Junkies!!! 2014 in Craftalongs by Ludi on: September 16, 2014 03:04:13 PM
Thanks!

Here's our other hoop:



Suereal included several non-embroidered elements, which I love; 4 doll eyes, two sort of tooth-like mother-of-pearl-looking beads, and some rubbery hot-glue-like material.  My favorite are the three graduated pink eyes, but they're vying with the yellow eye on a stalk for that status.

 
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10  Re: Embroidery Nerdgasm!! in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Ludi on: September 16, 2014 01:07:34 PM
nice little watercolor done by Thesiger in Italy, 1906

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