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« on: March 21, 2008 11:11:44 AM »

I just got Doodle-Stitching and love it! I've only ever used a backstitch in my embroidery, so it's exciting to finally pick up some new stitches. I'm moving soon and will have all-blank walls, so I was immediately drawn to the "spring leaves wall art" pattern.

I used a tea towel as my fabric and just traced the pattern out of the book without enlarging it. When the embroidery was finished, I cut out around the design and "mounted" (i.e., wrapped around and taped on) the fabric to a piece of cardboard that was in a fat quarter. I had some Amy Butler fabric in my stash, so I used that as a "mat" in the frame. I had been saving this fabric for ever since nothing seemed good enough for it, so I was thrilled to use it! The embroidery and fabric are thick in the frame, so the glass holds the embroidery to the background fabric nicely--I didn't have to attach it.

I plan to make a few more of these.  Smiley Thanks for looking and for any feedback!
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 11:14:44 AM »

Great job! I'm a back-stitch embroider myself, and have yet to learn other stitches. I love how you mounted it. The AB fabric makes a great mat!

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008 02:05:54 PM »

That is beautiful! I just bought the book, and I like your version of this more than the model photo.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008 03:25:49 PM »

Looks great and love how creative you were with the framing, it turned out really nice.

« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 03:54:45 PM »

I'm in love with it, I love the pattern you used for the background of the frame, and your stitches are nice and neat.
It's really nice.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2008 07:59:55 AM »

Very nice. I love the colors

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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008 08:06:48 AM »

Beautiful work!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008 09:38:23 AM »

It matches the fabric so nicely. Great job.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008 11:05:24 AM »

Thanks a bunch for the nice comments, guys! I'm working on another piece in blue and am liking how it's turning out. I want pretty walls when I move into my new house.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008 08:26:40 PM »

The stitching is excellent, and the framing just makes it.  Love it! Cheesy

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