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1  The Moths in Needlework: Completed Projects by LadyMearle on: August 28, 2011 04:57:34 AM

These were such fun to stitch - a really enjoyable little project.
Stitches used: Backstitch, satin stitch and french knots.

Three little moths happily perched on some tea dyed calico.

Detail of the lower moths.

And again.

The top moth.

The back - which I'm strangely proud of  Cheesy

And drawn out all ready to stitch.

I didn't reference any particular moth for these - I searched google to look at the basic moth shape, then added my own colours and patterns to them.

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2  Edward in stitches in Needlework: Completed Projects by LadyMearle on: August 24, 2011 07:14:29 AM
This is my first embroidery piece which I worked on for a while in my first year of College, then forgot about during my second year (busy-busy-FINAL-YEAR-SHOW) and have recently completed.

Edward Elric, the title character of the anime Fullmetal Alchemist.

I used a combination of backstitch, satin stitch, split stitch and some approximation of long and short stitch to create him.

I had some trouble with the filling stitch for his face (the long and short stitch) mainly because of the long gap between starting and finishing that section, but I'm so pleased to have him finally complete, I don't really mind that it's a bit wonky in places.  Cheesy

The original sketch on white cotton, using pencil and coloured pencil for the outline and shading (to guide my stitching).  This was drawn freehand using a screen capture image as a reference.

The outline in backstitch almost complete.

The back of the stitching - because I love images of the back of embroideries.

Messy, messy  Grin

Edward, animated or not; fictional or not, has proved a source of inspiration and courage for me.  And now I can hang him on my wall!

Love the boy.

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3  Sculpture Dress - Image heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by LadyMearle on: June 19, 2010 02:55:36 AM
I'm a first year student on an Art and Design course, and, as our last project of the year, we were given the title 'Lost and Found' and pretty much left to run with it within the context of Sculpture.

We were encouraged from the beginning to challenge what Sculpture is and to incorporate what we are interested in into the final piece. Being a student who is leaning towards Textiles, I decided to make a dress.  Covered with photos of my family and friends (I won't bore you with my link back to Lost and Found!! Cheesy)

I made the dress itself out of white cotton, and then began transfer printing photocopies of photographs onto it. (During the first stages, it got mistaken for a wedding dress a lot. *grumble*)

And with all the printing finished:

And with the help of a couple of fellow first years, photoshoot and the finished dress!

This is the first time I've made a dress like this, and I've ended up falling in love with it a little bit -- even if it did take four hours and eight meters of ribbon and lace to hem it!!

Any comments or criticism would be greatly appreciated

EDIT: Thanks to everyone for your comments! I just wanted to let you all know that I got my grades back today, and I got a distinction! I'm so happy!   Cheesy
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4  Bug!Envy in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by LadyMearle on: February 04, 2010 09:40:04 AM
Bug!Envy - The reduced form of the Homunculus named Envy from FullMetal Alchemist.

Hand sewn using felt, self cover buttons, and toy stuffing.  Cheesy
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