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« on: October 18, 2004 07:47:00 AM »

I have completed my first Jenny Hart pattern, and I think it's pretty darn cute.  I bought the 4-pack of pattern sets, so I can't wait to do more!  And I have to do more, because this one's for a swap, so I don't even get to keep it!



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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004 08:17:06 AM »

I love the mermaid tail.  Was it very difficult?
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004 08:19:46 AM »

Aw she's very cute-you chose great colours. I like the cross stitch you did in the tail too. Too bad you don't get to keep her, but really that just gives you an excuse to do some more. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004 09:04:06 AM »

The tail was not difficult, but it was a bit time-consuming.  It's filled with a stitch called Jacobean Laidwork.  Basically, you stitch a lattice along the top of the fabric, just come up on one side and down at the cross side, one long stitch.  Do one direction then do the other direction so that it makes a lattice pattern (in this case, in 2 shades of green).  Then you make an "x" stitch from the back to the front, going over each intersection in the lattice, and that secures it (in this case, the blue stitches).  Does that make sense?

Here's a diagram I found:
http://www.princetonpleaters.org/web/Stitches/Couched/jacobean.asp

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2004 09:16:28 AM »

The tail is nicely done.  I am sure the person you are swapping with will love it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2004 09:30:59 AM »

Melinda!  It looks amazing.....adorable.....awesome......well, you get the idea.  And a first embroidery project too!!  You did a great job and have actually inspired me to do a little embroidery once I finish my new purse tonight! 

That's the problem with craftster......I get too inspired!  Well, at least it keeps me out of trouble. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2004 02:37:12 PM »

Nice creative stitching! I feel inspired.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2004 06:42:34 AM »

Boo, lest I be misrepresented as being cooler than I actually am  Cool I will clarify and say this wasn't my first embroidery project *ever*, just my first Jenny Hart pattern -- although it is the first thing I've done that was actually supposed to look like something.  Everything else I've done has been just practice stitching, blanket stitch, random stuff like that.  I did do a lovely monogram once on a scarf I made for a deadbeat swapper who never sent me anything.  But we won't speak of such ickiness...

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2004 07:05:39 AM »

Melinda, she came out great! I'm sure your swapster will love it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2004 09:11:38 AM »

First, second, third or twentieth embriodery project......you still kicked some serious embroidery arse!!!!   Grin
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