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« on: May 28, 2008 05:10:15 PM »

My partner has received these now and I wanted to share them over here.  I'm really proud of the nurse since I really didn't use a pattern but just a basic trace for the body and then I did the hair, clothes and shoes on my own. I used the sublime lettering (mod mode?) though for the text.



What's unique and the reason I'm sharing the tea towels is that this is the most blackwork I've ever done.  I found it left me craving color...and it was especially tricky creating the sense that the dice were separate from the banner.  I did the banner in backstitch that I subsequently wrapped and the dice in a thicker chain stitch.  If you have experience with blackwork I'd love to hear some tricks and ideas Wink  The lettering on this is all free-hand.





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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008 05:20:45 PM »

Wow!!! I want to do something like this, so I just gotta get the sublime patterns. But I'm not sure I could be as good at it as you! Wow, that's some great stitchery!
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008 05:34:29 PM »

  Awesome!  I love everything about the nurse...especially her facial features which are delicate and beautiful.  I think the colors you chose are perfect for her  ...and I like the black stitching on the teatowels also.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008 05:36:38 PM »

I love those. The nurse is a amazing. Fabulous work.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 05:41:38 PM »

My God woman these are awesome. I love the nurse. You did an excellent job on everything about her. I really love her 50's style hair it is to die for. And ditto on the facial features they look superb.

Your blackwork is amazing. The dice totally pop out. Great works.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 06:04:21 PM »

Oh wow!  I love your little nurse!  She is truly awesome!  You did an amazing job on her facial features.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 06:57:04 PM »

Holy hell on a poptart! I NEED that nurse pattern. That is so hot!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 07:03:13 PM »

thanks Smiley  It makes me feel like a kid sometimes but I get a real kick out of "doing" the hair and clothes for embroidery people!  When I had cut-outs my sister and I used to spend hours making clothes for them and that's what this always reminds me of Cheesy

kittykill-I'll try and find my tissue paper sketch transfer and scan it I changed the sleeves as I went but it should work for a rough pattern trace Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 07:26:11 PM »

thanks Smiley  It makes me feel like a kid sometimes but I get a real kick out of "doing" the hair and clothes for embroidery people!  When I had cut-outs my sister and I used to spend hours making clothes for them and that's what this always reminds me of Cheesy

kittykill-I'll try and find my tissue paper sketch transfer and scan it I changed the sleeves as I went but it should work for a rough pattern trace Wink

That would rock my world! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 07:38:04 PM »

Oh, wow!  I am so unutterably impressed with your free-hand stuff...both the figure, and the lettering!  That's amazingly gorgeous!  Not to mention the designs look nifty Wink
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