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« on: July 31, 2006 01:37:04 PM »

noodling around with some embroidery techniques



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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006 01:52:06 PM »

wow! thats gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006 05:03:59 AM »

I dub thee...

Prolific Beader! Smiley

You're da best!

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 09:48:30 PM »

that is sooo cool!  how did you do that? what is the black part made of? awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 06:45:44 AM »

that is sooo cool!  how did you do that? what is the black part made of? awesome!

Oh, here's a quick how-to for things like this.

You'll need some Lacy's Stiff Stuff say the bead magazines and craft books. Fact is, any "stiff stuff" will do - you can experiment with aida cloth, paper, cardboard, anything, really, that you can get your needle through.  I use the stiff nylon craft felt for 89 cents a sheet for small items like this. Lacy's does have better body for larger items.

Then you will need some fabric - I use ultrasuede.  Often I only need ultrasuede over the back of the piece because I use so many beads the fabric gets completely covered, but in this case I embroidered into a layer of ultrasuede over a layer of felt, then backed the piece with embroidery by doing a beaded overstitch around the sides - that's how the "frame" is done, basically just looping different bead sizes around the edge close together and tight.

The beads are put on with a very basic back stitch, nothing elaborate there.

And at the bottom I did a little vertical netting off the beaded edge.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006 06:00:02 AM »

For all the non-frenchies out there...

Doesn't Coeur mean heart?  And obviously the red part is the heart?

I was trying to remember...hopefully my visit to "Sacre Coeur" in Paris left a good memory!

EXCELLENT project, btw.  Truly lovely!

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