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Topic: Crane wings and steam - first proper freehand embroidery!  (Read 681 times)
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ludicrouslouisa
« on: August 26, 2008 02:30:53 AM »

So yeah, I learned a whole bunch of new stitches (chain, and slip stitch - god, I can't believe I was doing running stitch back and forth before!)
I embroidered some psychedelic steam swirls on the cuff of a tailcoat I am making:

And..this took ages, but I embroidered two wings on a jacket yoke (The jacket hasn't been sewn yet, I figured it would be much easier to embroider the fabric before it was cut, so I could stretch it in my hoop, which is one of those HUGE ones...)

They're crane wings. And they're both different because I couldn't be bothered embroidering the same design twice. I made up the pattern myself based on photos (for the crane feathery wing) and a reference picture (for the x-ray wing)
Wing bones based on this picture:
http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/0905/images/wing.jpg

The feathery wing:


The x-ray wing:


To give you a little perspective, each bone is about 2-3 mm wide
And the wings are about 5 inches long (13 cm)
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piaochong
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 03:37:52 AM »

great job! i cant believe its free hand! i personally love those wings- very professional looking!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008 08:14:50 AM »

I really like the x-ray of the wing. Cool!
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008 10:35:19 AM »

Wow, I can't believe this is freehand. I find it a hoot that you decided to do an x-ray wing so as not to have to stitch the same thing twice. I kind of feel the same way about duplications. lol The feathery wing has beautiful colors and the x-ray wing emphasizes both the fragility and strength of the subject.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 01:01:10 PM »

i really dig that xray embroidery.. that is too cool! and freehanded! i am impressed!
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