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carlyleech
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2005 07:34:35 PM »

why is this so interesting???  i have no idea but i'm intrigued!!!   Roll Eyes   Connie-Bo-Bonnie... i think your flower is adorable - front AND back!  as you will all see, i jump all over the place with no concern for how the backs of my embroidered stuff look!  it's enough to worry about the front!   i'm far too lazy!  whoopie!   i've never figured out the picture thing so i'll link you to my online album.  see #5, 6, 7, and 8.  by the way, all the patterns are Sublime Stitching   Shocked  http://janeuardo.tripod.com/album/
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connie149th
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2005 02:48:41 PM »

awww...shucks...tha nks janeuardo  Grin, you made me feel so great when you said that! your embroidery work and BACKS look awesome too! i especially liiked your T-Shirt design, it came out so nice and even! i need to do something like that for myself!
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goddessterri
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2005 04:26:41 PM »

Jenny:  is that the back to your Marianne Faithful portrait?  I was looking at on your site -- it's amazing.  What stitch did you use for her hair?  I thought it might be a stem stitch but then again.....
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LuluB
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2005 06:42:04 AM »

i was secretly waiting to see the back of one of ms. jenny hart's pieces. 

proof that maybe the neatness of the back doesn't matter that much after all.

still, if you have any tips share them.  if you don't, no worries, just show your backs!

more backs please!
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crumpet
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2005 11:41:09 PM »

And now for the moment of truth...

Please look away now if you scare easily! Wink



This is the back for this piece -- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23226.0

In my defence, it did look much neater before I added all the really fine blue thread last -- I didn't want to knot that, as it was so fine it would have been pointless, so I just left big long tails to be safe...
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carlyleech
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2005 01:32:10 PM »

And now for the moment of truth...

Please look away now if you scare easily! Wink


crumpet... your back rocks!   it looks like a work of art in itself!!!   (the front is trs cool, too....)   thanks for sharing      Grin
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eyesalight
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2005 05:59:19 PM »

Hi,

Funny this thread appeared at the same time as a back question I have Smiley

I'm about to finish a really trad cutesy cross stitch and I'll post the back, but it got me wondering in cross stitch how long do you have to skip before you are officially travelling? I mean theres random stitches here and there and it seems such a waste to just stitch one stitch...I just got curious about what the old ladies would say about the proper way to do it? The instructions said that I shouldn't be skipping more than 1 inch, but to me that actually seems a lot ...

Any ideas? I mean it's not as if I'll do it but it's interesting to know.

Also that embroidery is so cool!!! I have to do something (small to suit me attention span) from the sublime stitching catalogue - you are so inspirational sublimestitcher!
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SublimeStitcher
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2005 08:35:48 PM »

What a great thread. No pun intended. I've looked at the back of my work so many times, and felt in a weird way that it reavealed the hard work more than the front! Gosh, if you wanted to see the back of my work you only had to ask.  Roll Eyes

Crump, I just came across the Wayne piece on the Supernaturale boards. What can I say, it's amazing! It's really nice to be the subject of someone else's work.

The hair on the Marianne Faithfull portrait is just a split stitch. For me, if I have to travel more than 2 inches, I'll cut the floss. And I like to feel free working on it and don't like to stop each and every time I need to come to an end..

More! I want to see more!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2005 07:14:36 AM »

This is great! I will have to get a pic of the back of one of mine later today. I think I am more in line with the "don't care what the back looks like" crowd, except on the hankie I am working on now, since most of my projects are the type where the back isn't seen.

Jenny, no insult intended, but I think it is hilarious that the back of yours looks so awful! I expected to see something polished and perfected (as the front of your work) so I just laughed when I saw the threads going everywhere...  Grin
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LuluB
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2005 05:55:56 AM »

i just made this blanket for my friend's new baby.  here's the back:



and the front:

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