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« on: August 27, 2006 04:21:04 AM »

This was my first beaded or embroidered anything and with the advice of kittykill (thank you so much!!), I think it turned out A-okay!   Grin

I didn't make the pillow it self.  Smiley





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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006 05:02:36 AM »

This is wonderful!! I like it very much...

A few weeks ago I visited a Frank Lloyd Wright house and in it they had reproducitons of the kind of embroidery that was in houses at the time. I was incredibly inspired by some of it but my favorite was a pillow of a spider and web and blossoms.  == What I like here is your spider - the web glistens with dew but the spider is wonderful - I think I am going to have to make a spider pillow!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006 05:05:19 AM »

Really liked it......good work
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006 05:29:42 AM »

Please tell me how you do it!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006 07:59:00 AM »

I love this pillow so much!!!! The hanging spider is so awesome!!! You did such a great job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006 09:03:11 AM »

I love this!  Great idea for the dangling spider.  I'm wisting you!   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006 09:12:27 AM »

Oh wow! The colors, design and execution are all stunning!
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2006 09:19:25 AM »

Aww!!  You guys!  What great comments *blush!*

Please tell me how you do it!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Oh...there isn't much to tell!  As far as the beading, I lightly drew out the web design, sat down with a pile o' beads & went to town for a few hours in front of the TV Wink  I strung three & made a stitch, 3 more & stitch, over and over and over.   Cheesy  I'm sure it would be best to do a single bead at a time, but in this case it gave the web a jagged look that suited it well!  Smiley

The spider is a bit more to explain, but I've seen tutorials for them on Craftster before and there's no sense in me creating a good, solid wheel!   Grin  I searched "beaded spider" and found this one for ya... 
Not exactly how I did mine, but it'll do!  Smiley  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111418.0
This one is almost exactly the same as what I did! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=111418.0
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006 09:23:28 AM »

That pillow is absolutely gorgeous!

What did you use to mark on the velvet?
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2006 10:08:53 AM »

that looks sooooo cool! i've never seen anything like it before (or if i had it was tacky). great job!
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