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« on: July 22, 2008 09:10:12 AM »

I finally, finally, finally finished a pillow I started 4 years ago.  It was my first foray back into embroidery as an adult, and I didn't realize how ambitious I was being.  When I started, I didn't know about splitting the strands of the floss, or how to do anything but backstitch and satin stitch... I've been working on it on and off and learning as I go.  It includes backstitch, stem stitch, split stitch, laced running stitch, couching, French knots, satin stitch, seed stitch, and leaf stitch.  The early parts were stitched with the whole thickness of floss; the later parts are mostly with two or three strands.  Here it is:


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 09:17:02 AM »

wow! this is awesome. your stitches look very nice. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 09:19:23 AM »

That's awesome! I lvoe the bright colors! You did a great job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 03:25:26 PM »

that is so wild looking.. very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 05:02:22 PM »

Reminds me of Pennsylvania Dutch stuff.

Great looking work. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 05:45:09 PM »

The book I got the design from just says "Central European", but it does have a little of that PA Dutch feeling.  I'm from southeast Pennsylvania, and I think that's part of why I like the design.  Well spotted!
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 07:44:48 PM »

WOW! That is so pretty! Amazing work.
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 08:10:59 PM »

This is gorgeous!  I LOVE the colors.
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