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« on: July 06, 2008 09:55:44 PM »

I've been having so much fun looking at the stitiching I thought I'd share one of my own. It's a Dragon Dreams design and I just recently had it framed.

A photo with a flash glare



A close up. The eggshell and star are done in light effects thread but the sparkle doesn't show here.

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008 10:05:02 PM »

Aww, that's so pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008 11:22:00 PM »

I love this.  I have loads of dragonalia around my home and I love this take on Christmas decorating.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 05:49:30 AM »

this is nicely done.. clean stitches..great job!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 03:31:24 PM »

I was so intrigued by the subject title. He really did hatch an egg. Good job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 05:03:50 PM »

Thanks everyone! I love fantasy themes but I don't get as much done as I'd like. I have loads of patterns though.

This design was an ornament but it turned out so nice I decided to have it framed. I'm learning a lot of great tips for projects on this site beyond the typical stitch and frame though. That's what I love about this place! That and everyone is so friendly and supportive.

Unfortunately, the person I made this for, who loves dragons, couldn't tell what the little guy was. Oh well, we're in 'gator country so I guess his confusion is understandable.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008 08:30:10 PM »

Yay! I think it's great.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 04:08:31 AM »

Very nicely done, and I can see a bit of the light effects.

I've not tried that thread is it any different than working with regular?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 06:02:02 AM »

The picture is neat and the work is really good!
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Very nicely done, and I can see a bit of the light effects.

I've not tried that thread is it any different than working with regular?

Working with light effects is horrendous! It makes a beautiful finished project but it's very stiff. It twists and catches on the fabric if I'm not careful. Of course there's always the possibility I'm doing something wrong.  Embarrassed

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The picture is neat and the work is really good!

There's a technique I read about, when working with two strands, to "split" the threads with the needle before making the stitch. It keeps the stitches a little apart and gives better coverage. I find that it takes longer than regular stitiching though, so I usually only use it for special projects.  Smiley
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