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marleah
« on: November 26, 2006 09:11:51 AM »

So I decided that I would embroider some plain tote bags I got at Walmart for my mom and my two sisters for part of their Christmas gifts this year. This is my first "real" embroidery - before I've only done cross stitching on Aida fabric. I'm using "wax free tracing paper" to get the designs onto the canvas. It's working pretty well.

First is my mom's ...

http://static.flickr.com/101/306687235_af709062e9.jpg


http://static.flickr.com/115/306686820_51352319d3.jpg


Her name is outlined in black with backstitching, and then filled with burgundy satin stitching. The knotwork is all done in backstitch (which I obviously need more practice with) Tongue.

NEW: My sister's (age 17) tote

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marleah/324911300/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/marleah/324911575/


Again, the Eiffel Tower is all done in backstitch (number of strands of floss varies), and her name is done with a backstitch outline and satin stitching to fill it in. There are wet spots on the tote because I cleaned off some of the transfer color that was still on it.
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006 10:17:28 AM »

Wow! That's absolutely GORGEOUS! You've done a really nice job with that. I think she'd be more than happy with it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006 11:23:30 AM »

This looks great! I have friend who is a Druid and I know she'd love something like this to carry her school stuff in. Thanks for the idea and inspiration!
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006 11:35:38 AM »

oooooooooohhhh, wow... so pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006 11:25:12 AM »

Thanks everyone! Glad you like.

I've started on my sister's bag (she's 17) - it'll have her name and the Eiffel Tower on it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2006 07:44:04 AM »

Ok, new pictures added to the first post! More to come - I still need to finish (actually - I still need to start) the bag for my other sister, age 6.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2006 02:20:50 PM »

very nice!  I <3 la tour effiel!
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2006 07:32:56 PM »

beautiful stitching.Great job!
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