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oneredboot
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2008 04:42:24 PM »

Lily, your skills continue to astound me!!  This is beautiful!!
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Etheren
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2008 05:59:32 PM »

Beautiful work and concept.

Did you use embroidery floss?  How many strands of the skein did you use?
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2008 07:23:26 PM »

This rocks for sure!!!
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2008 09:39:17 PM »

Yowzers wowzers!  Every stitch is near perfect?!  How many hours went into this?  Are those lazy daisy stitches for the bra and garters?  How do you choose your stitch flow?  Fun subject matter from a tattoo, too... nice work...
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Human rights are for EVERYONE.  Did you know that Aung San Suu Kyi had been released from house arrest in Burma? Many other prisoners of conscience are still being detained.  Please research this topic... Amnesty International needs your help.
Lilyvanilli
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2008 09:50:57 PM »

Beautiful work and concept.

Did you use embroidery floss?  How many strands of the skein did you use?

Thanks! Yes, I used floss. I used 3 strands for all the black outline, fishnets, the loopy detail on the garters and bra, and the black parts of the lady face (the red lips and the hair filling were 6 strands). All the filling and outer detail was done with 6 strands. I wanted the color to "pop," so to speak.

How many hours went into this?

A LOT! I tried to keep track in the beginning but I lost it pretty quick. I'd say 20+ easy, including all the time spent drawing, but spaced out over many days. Also, that's not including the time spent on the first one that I ruined by spilling chinese food all over it. I had done all the black outlining and had the top half of the lady filled in when I spilled on it. I seriously wanted to cry.

20+ sounds like a crazy amount of time but it seemed to go by pretty quick. I just kind of worked in sections and until just now when I started thinking about the actual amount of time it took, I felt like I'd gone pretty fast.
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2008 09:57:38 PM »


20+ sounds like a crazy amount of time but it seemed to go by pretty quick. I just kind of worked in sections and until just now when I started thinking about the actual amount of time it took, I felt like I'd gone pretty fast.

The piece I'm working on now is from a tattoo as well, and I'm still not done but I'm up to 30 hours... I know it sucks counting out the hours but I just hash mark a print out of the tattoo I'm redoing... what a pain, but I do understand... sheesh!
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Lilyvanilli
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2008 10:02:31 PM »

I think it's awesome that you're counting and I can't wait to see pics when you're done! What's the picture of, if you don't mind me asking? I wish I'd continued counting so I could have an exact number. I just stop and go too much I think. I'll work for like 20 minutes, eat, work a little more, check Craftster. I get way too antsy to sit down and just do it for an hour straight.
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« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2008 02:10:05 PM »

wow this is so amazing! your stitching it impecable! love how you filled everything in. Every stitch is perfect!
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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2008 04:50:07 PM »

kickass.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2008 05:08:09 PM »

Amazing!
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