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121  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: My first embroidery - a Tiki man on: April 15, 2008 01:56:37 AM
I think it looks great! and the fact that your most comfortable with french knots is amazing most people hate them, I myself cant seem to make the dang things the same size... as far as your chain stitch it looks good but i think it you want it to look more like a chain you have to separate the stitches a little bit so it looks like a "chain" after watching treecatus embroidery video tutorials  under the needlework discussion board it really helped me get the chain stitch.
Oh great, I will take a look at those video tutorials. I've watched the ones on needlenthread.com but the chain stitch one moved a little fast. It helped me to get it more even and neat but not to make it look like a chain. The video of french knots on that site was excellent though, I got it straight away from watching that tutorial.

Thanks for your comments and advice  Smiley
122  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / My first embroidery - a Tiki man on: April 11, 2008 03:23:05 AM
I've been lurking around this forum looking at all of your handiwork for the last few weeks, but now I finally have something to post. I just started with the Stitch-it Kit, and wanted to do a design to practise all my new stitches, so I chose the Tiki man.

A picture of it: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/April_2008_076.jpg


The green and blue around the eyes should be chain stitch but I'm not sure it looks right. The belly is (wonky) satin stich, around that is stem stitch to fill. I like the way it makes him look kind of furry, like it's an animal wearing a Tiki mask.

On the cheeks are some lazy daisies with French knots in the middle, and the rest is the stitches I am most comfortable with: split stitch, backstitch and French knots. Sadly the mouth came out a bit uneven and there's plenty of messy stitching, but it was good practise.

Please let me know if you have any tips or thoughts on my embroidery. I have already started my second so I'll be posting again soon  Smiley
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