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21  embroidery on mittens in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by syrlig on: November 29, 2007 11:20:37 AM
Okay, I need a bit of help.

I want to make felted mittens with the batman image for a christmas present for a friend. I have never done embroidery before but I figured it would be easy. Id just sew it on before I felted it and afterwards  everything would be fuzzy and all my mistakes would disappear. Right? Wrong!

This is how my mittens came out of the washer:

And the colors is accurate, the black has totally messed up the yellow.  *sight* The mitten was also all kinds of wrong but thats another story. Anyway, Ill try again, but obviously I have to I have to embroide (sp?) on it after the felting and I dont even know where to start. How does one cover a big area with color without the stitches being seen? How do I transfer the pattern to the mitten? Can I use normal yarn? Should I double it?

And most importantly: Is it possible for me to pull this off? Im not afraid of work, but I have never ever done this before and there is no way for me to master even intermediate techniques. If its really hard Ill just give him the black mittens and he wont know anyway.  I just thought it would be sweet.
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22  Christmas gifties! in Knitting: Completed Projects by syrlig on: November 19, 2007 08:28:01 AM
So, I started the christmas knitting a month ago and feel like Im doing well *proud*

Sorry for the upside-downness of several of the pic, I cant get the computer to cooperate Sad

Coolest hat in existence for a friend:

Green-striped socks for one of my roomies. She wears way to much black

Action shot! Totaly upside-down XD

Super-comfy mittens for another friend

Side-knit socks to my brother, in same yarn as the mittens.

The famus Anthropologie caplet in the softest yarn possible. The color in this pic isnt too great, its a dark gray-purple with shimmer. No action shot as it is for a way skinnier friend.

Pink sock for my other roomie. I did a provincial CO and haven't gotten around to do a fancy-pancy BO yet

A WIP scarf for my grandma. It curls a awful lot and its cotton so I dont think I can block it but its pretty anyway

More socks. Stripes are nice.

Legwarmes. They refused to be taken picture of, and any actionshot was blurry and dark.

Gloves for myself! I call them my un-stealable psychedelic gloves cause theyre to ugly for anyone to want or take by mistake*grin* The pink one obviously doesn't want its picture taken.

Green in action!

And a beautiful beautiful scarf made out of wool that turned out to be itchy Sad I was going to give this away but I wont give away anything I wouldnt wear myself. Ive tried conditioning it and all that happened is that now it smells nicer *sigh*

What do you think? Cheesy

Edit: I took down some of the photos
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