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crafty gurll
« on: March 12, 2008 08:49:34 AM »

I stumbled upon this pattern, and thought it was too cute.  It's a vintage Aunt Martha's.  I stitched it on a denim bag with variegated floss.  The flowers are french knots and the rest is my version of the stem stitch.  Here it is:



I am really pleased with how it turned out, this may be my favorite embroidery so far. I love the winking girl owl the best. Wink  Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008 09:13:51 AM »

Too cute!  you did a great job on this
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cathytg
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 09:20:40 AM »

That is darling! The variegation really looks nice.

How did you make the transfer visible on that dark denim?
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crafty gurll
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 09:52:23 AM »

I used transfer paper to get the pattern on.  I bought it on createforless.com, it's called Chacopy Tracing Paper.  They give you different colors in the package, I used the white.  You just lay it face down on the fabric, put the pattern on top, trace it out and voila! Smiley  That's mostly how I get all my patterns on, even the Sublime iron on's because I seem to always screw up the ironing somehow!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 10:25:52 AM »

OOOOh I absolutely love it.  I swear I can never get a french knot right.  <sigh>  Yours look perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 11:00:40 AM »

I could never make a french knot either, until I read the directions in the last Sublime Stitching book.  For whatever reason, I could finally understand how she explained it.  Don't give up, once you learn how, you will be be unstoppable! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008 12:33:33 PM »

These are super cute! I like the effect of the variegated floss.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008 12:36:30 PM »

Adorable!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008 01:16:51 PM »

Ahh, the illusive french knot. Yours look wonderful. Your owls look great. Was it hard stitching on jeans? I haven't tried it yet.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008 01:21:28 PM »

It wasn't too hard stitching on the denim.  If my string was too long I did notice it getting tangled up more than usual.  Give it a try!

Thanks for all the nice comments! Cheesy
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