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« on: April 16, 2007 07:42:41 PM »

http://seamshistoric.com/project/costumecon/whitecollar.jpg

My very first embroidery. ever. This is a collar for a civil war dress, and there's one design on each side. It's all stem stitch.

Why, you ask, am I so excited about this? Because when I start new crafts, I usually get in over my head. If I had not restrained myself, I would have had some elaborate whitework with eyelets and cutouts and god knows what. I would've gotten frustrated and ever embroidered again. SO! This is good. Start small, excell later.

*skips off to keep working on her dress*
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007 07:57:01 PM »

Very nice work...and historically accurate!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007 09:08:46 PM »

I love white on white embroidery... fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007 09:44:53 PM »

Very nice work...and historically accurate!!!

You know exactly how to flatter me, hehe. "Historically accurate" is probably the best compliment to someone like me.

I love white on white embroidery... fantastic!

haha, thanks. I'm going to be whiteworking cuffs tomorrow.  Grin Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007 04:10:42 AM »

love the white on white - very elegant. I know what you mean about getting in over your head. I do the same thing and get frustrated. Months later, I find projects stuffed in bags in my closet!FiFi
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007 07:47:17 PM »

Wow-so pretty-great job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007 08:40:18 PM »

Here's the cuff design:

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007 08:46:27 PM »

What kind of material is it?
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2007 10:13:09 PM »

The material I stitched on is an evenweave, but beyond that I can't tell you anything ^^; I got the fabric in an awesome swap loaded with embroidery supplies. The thread is DMC floss. Nothing fancy.  Cheesy Grin

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007 02:05:57 PM »

This is really nice whitework!! Great job!! I'm a huge fan of white on white! Have you all seen the new A-Z book of whitework? It's absolutely wonderful, and goes step by step through all kinds of whitework techniques.

Great job on the collar and cuffs!
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