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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Hail Seitan! on: March 12, 2011 02:34:49 PM
Did this for someones birthday a little while back.

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wasted Dream...a reality! on: March 06, 2011 05:02:08 PM
Last December I participated in my first art show featuring a handful of my embroidered pieces. I had an awesome night and even managed to sell some works, which I was blown away by. Here's a post I did for the flyer for the show. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364688.msg4282693#msg4282693 It was all embroidered, then cut into individual pieces, pinned in place, scanned, printed then photocopied. I wanted it to have a DIY punk flyer feel but still using embroidery as the main focus.

And here is a few photos of the newer pieces I had in the show and some pics from the night.

Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing

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All done using either two threads, single thread or a single thread split in half or quarters. I actually finished her about 30mins before we opened the doors. Phew.

Close Up

And this one is called Reminder. Yeah it kind of looks like a penis upon first glance and no that wasn't intentional but hey, it sold!

Me with all my works.

Everyone who participated in the show.

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wasted Dream on: November 13, 2010 05:25:39 PM
Flyer for upcoming group art show. This will be my first showing of my works so super excited.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Wickerhand on: September 16, 2010 10:52:08 PM
Newest project. Wanted this one to look a little bit more like the original sketch so no clean lines etc. Was fun to not be such an anal freak! All done with single thread.


Inspired by a pretty great movie.  Grin

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Cutthroat on: September 02, 2010 06:38:56 PM
This took me two seasons of Deadwood to complete....stab you embroidery.

Hairy details.

Update: I forgot to mention...the eyebrows, eyelashes and a few other details are done with a single thread split in half. Not a method I would really endorse as it's like trying to embroider with a strand of freakin' fairy floss. Very VERY easy to snap. However I believe the extra effort and push towards insanity was worth it in the end.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Victorian Profiles - Gargh Zombies! on: May 05, 2010 03:28:53 PM
Did these awhile few months back. Sketched them out first then used pen and ink over a lightbox to finish them off. I'm not exactly a great artist but it's nice to get back into the swing of things again and I'm reasonably happy with how they turned out. I think I'd probably do a few things differently next time so hooray for learning from mistakes and stuff!

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Skull Duggery on: April 28, 2010 07:36:51 PM
Haven't done much embroidery in awhile but finished a piece the other day that I'm kind of excited about. Did a collaboration with my boyfriend. He designed it and I embroidered it.

Edit: If anyone was wanting to see the stitching a bit closer up I just uploaded the original image to my blog so if you click on the photo there you'll see a bigger version. Best I can do for the moment.

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