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« on: August 24, 2007 04:55:22 PM »

I transfered the image from a line drawing I found in a coloring book. I'm not sure what to do about the eye yet but am thinking of maybe doing something with beads. What do you think?  Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 05:04:28 PM »

That's astonishing!  I appreciate detailed embroidery so much and it's an even greater pleasure to see an atypical embroidery image.  I keep meaning to take embroidery back up, but other projects get "in the way".  Yours is among the inspiring ones I've seen here!  Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007 05:06:59 PM »

Thank you so much for your kind reply! I was really happy when I found a coloring book of bug images. I'm getting kind of tired of teddy bears and hearts. I had a lot of fun picking out the different colors and gettin' my stitch on!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007 05:22:22 PM »

Wow, that is fabulous!
And, just to give my opinion, I think with the incredible job you do, this doesn't need beads, just your gorgeous stitches. (Maybe with some irridescent floss?)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007 08:12:39 PM »

I agree with the fabulousness, but I think a shiny black bead would be perfect.  What material did you crochet on?  It looks like fur. It's amazing!

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 07:42:58 AM »

Outstanding!  I think irridescent black floss would be perfect.  Beads might detract from your stitching.
I'd love to buy that coloring book, too.  What's it called?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007 08:44:37 AM »

It does look like fur on the top edge, but it's just frayed. It's the reverse side of some cotton printed with white stars. I like to do embroidery on non-white fabrics because the design looks less stark and blends in with the background better.

The coloring book is by Dover and it's called "Jan Sovak Insects Coloring Book". Dover has lot's of other ones -- I also got seashore life. Their website is doverpublications.com Another one I got is an "educational read and color book" from Spizzirri Press. Their website is www.spizzirri.com and according to the back of that one, they have a zillion different types ranging from sharks to rockets to southwest Indians.

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007 01:38:42 PM »

I love everything about this! Your stitching is beautiful, and the colors you chose are perfect. And the fact that you picked a grasshopper, of all things. It's the first one I've seen embroidered. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007 03:25:05 PM »

wow, this is amazing! great job with all the satin stitching.

« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007 04:47:47 PM »

I love all the different greens! The shading is just wonderful, good job.

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