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« on: May 09, 2008 02:04:27 PM »

I have never embroidered anything in my life. Nor did I read up on how before doing this! However, yesterday I was inspired by some virus embroidery patterns I saw on the intarwebs. I get a pretty big kick out of biology. So my mind wandered and I was all, what about a heart?

I just used some white cotton from my fabric stash. I used embroidery floss, but I seperated the 6 strands into 2 parts, so I only embroidered with three strands.
I sketched on the heart pretty quickly, then outlined it in black. I think I used a backstitch? The blue I just did freeform, also backstitch. The red was just going through the same area twice, if that makes sense. So, I did a stitch, then came up and went back down through the same holes (roughly).
I then cut out the fabric around the heart, and framed it with some red tulle I had.

I want to do a brain next!


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008 02:07:17 PM »

Very nice, first time or no! I love the way the anatomically correct heart looks - I have a steel necklace of it, and while some say it's creepy, I think the heart is very artistically inspirational.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008 02:12:02 PM »

i love the tulle background! great job, especially for your first time!
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008 02:20:39 PM »

BRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIINNNS!!!!   Hey that's cool, I've been meaning to try my fingers on some embroidery too!  Inspiring!  I want to see the brains!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 08:11:52 AM »

Wow! That's really good! I love the blood pumping out.

« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 02:03:57 PM »

Wow! That's really good! I love the blood pumping out.

I do, too!  Freshly sqeeeeeeeezed!  This is so great!  I dig anatomical stuff, too, can't wait to see your upcoming interpretations... yeah!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008 05:00:28 PM »

Ah, thanks everyone!

I'm going to go out and get some actual embroidery stuff now, and work on braaains.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008 08:32:54 PM »

This is so fab!  I went to an estate sale last weekend and found a model heart used by a med student to study.  It is now on my coffee table....my boyfriend/roommate is mortified.  I think I need the embroidered version too.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 06:21:00 AM »

great job for your first time! Smiley

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