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« on: December 05, 2004 05:53:34 PM »

I thought this project would be quick.  Notice, I emphasized the word "thought".  Overall, I'm happy with the way it came out with the metallic embroidery floss but it was kind of a pain to work with.
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2004 06:06:33 PM »

I've tried to work with metallic embroidery floss and have learned that I simply do not have the patience to work with it.  I can appreciate the effort your lucious pillow took and applaude your persistance!  Looks fabulous.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2004 08:45:37 PM »

Thank you Smiley  If I had known beforehad what a pain it would be, I might have chosen something different.  Of course it figures that after I finish, I read about something you coat the threads with that helps them pull through easier and limits the fraying.  The metallic looks so cool, it might be worth trying again?
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2004 09:11:35 PM »

Woah, awesome. I dont have the patience for such things.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2004 10:14:18 AM »

The coating the threads thing... are you talking about that wax stuff?  I've heard of it, but haven't used it.  I usually run my threaded needle through a dryer sheet a few times to eliminate static.  Seems to help keep the thread from winding on itself, but it didn't work at all with the metallic.

If you try the metallic again with that stuff, let us know how it works.  I'd love to do a handbag with Jethro Tull or Pavement or Califone or something embroidered on it in the metallic.  Just don't like having tantrums while embroidering, so I'd have to find something that makes that metallic stuff more user-friendly.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2004 10:43:55 AM »

It might be that wax stuff you're talking about.  I think there's a specific name for it, but my mind is completely a blank.  I embroidered a tote with more metallic floss (because I'm a glutton for punishment) and I found that it didn't fray as much if I cut my pieces shorter. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2004 11:25:07 AM »

First of all, love the project!  I love celtic knotwork...thats a great idea!

I think the stuff you mean is called thread conditioner...you can get it in the beading department of Michaels over with the tiger tail and beading thread and stuff.  I've never used it on embroidery floss, but it is a lot less goopy than using wax.  Might be worth playing with!
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2004 04:49:57 PM »

very nice!  was it an iron on pattern or did you draw it on?  two of my friends love celtic knots, and something like that would be great for when they finally decide to tie their knot.   Wink
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2004 05:55:25 PM »

I love celtic knots! I have one on tatooed on my back Smiley When I get married, the little ring bearer's pillow will have a celtic knot on it. Where did you find your pattern for the knot?

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2004 08:10:56 PM »

Thanks Smiley  I got the design from a book called "More Celtic Quilting" by Gail Lawther.  The book has several different designs in the back that can be quilted in a myriad of ways.  I've also seen books at Barnes and Noble in the drawing/graphic design section with many pages of designs.  The dover publications may also have some. 

Thanks for the info goddess of purple.  "Thread Conditioner" sounds WAY more technical than floss goo!

I copied the design and resized it, then took a black iron on pen and traced the lines.  I must have a heavy hand because my ironing board cover now has a permanent celtic knot on it! 
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