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Alli_Lucy
« on: August 31, 2008 09:48:40 AM »

Wow, this is my first post to the embroidery board in a long time!  I made this veil for a friend's October wedding.  I embroidered the edge with a freehand design of loops and lazy-daises, with tiny (faux) pearls incorporated to match the bride's dress.  This was my first time embroidering on tulle, and it took a lot of experimentation to figure out how to make it look best!  I ended up working without a hoop - the tulle was just too fragile to stretch.  There are a few places where the tension got a little off, but overall I was able to keep it pretty consistent.  The strangest part, however, was working with a transparent material - I had to come up with a new personal technique, taking into account that both the front and the back of the stitches are always visible.  It was a time consuming process, but overall I'm happy with the end result.  More importantly, the bride loves it.  I'm looking forward to seeing her come down the aisle in it! 

Side view: in real life, the embroidery stands out more than it does in this photo:


Back view:


Front and back view with flash, which shows the embroidery better:




Detail of the embroidery:



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 09:52:47 AM »

this is really pretty! it looks kinda like the veil i wore. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008 10:17:10 AM »

that's beautiful. I wanted to embroider mine but couldn't get it right so I gave up and opted for sewing pearls onto it instead.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008 11:13:34 AM »

I think this is really great, almost cartoon princess in a good way.  So whimsical, well done.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008 11:33:55 AM »

That is so pretty! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008 12:31:17 PM »

omg that is beautiful! wonderful job!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008 06:02:07 PM »

that is absolutely gorgeous. wonderful job
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008 11:10:54 AM »

Wow, that is beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008 01:32:30 PM »

So pretty and delicate.
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Alli_Lucy
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008 07:02:00 PM »

Thank you, everyone!  This was a big project, so positive feedback definitely makes me smile!
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