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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2008 11:28:51 AM »

I had a look at the other book, looks great Smiley. It has so much detail in it. Must have taken ages for you.
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008 04:03:35 PM »

^It does take me ages...  Smiley The putting it together is the least fun part I think. I'm not very good at being neat and getting everything to look sort of finished.

I made another panel. Not sure where it's going... Smiley (Hopefully the marks from the hoop will become less noticeable over time.)



Thanks for all your comments.
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008 06:53:32 PM »

this is just, wow, amazing. i love the technique, the concept, everything. please don't change how you're doing it, it would lose so much of it's charm if it was "perfect" and perfectly straight.

the last picture is my favourite though the first two were wonderful. i love the little rainbow rag rug, that's such a fantastic detail! and the choice of red for the room is very warm and homey after the chilly ghostliness of the intro.

will you use words for this one as well? so far the impact of just the images alone is quite distinct and lovely. eerie in a beautiful and disturbing way, kwim?

to get the embroidery ring mark out you can place your work face DOWN on a fluffy towel and cover it with a cotton or linen cloth that you have misted with water and press with a warm to hot iron. ironing it face down keeps the thread from getting smushed. using a slightly damp cloth is better than using the iron's steam setting, they drip too often and ruin things with uneven wetting.

on all but black fabric i use a regular pencil to trace or draw out designs. it is very faint and easy to cover with the stitches. there are chalk pencils to be found along with the sewing notions. they just dust off and don't leave much or anything behind.

i have only one suggestion for improvement and that is with the book binding. what you did with the last book worked well with those images but i think these ones deserve something a little more carefully worked. something subtle but distinctive. if you take a look at traditional book binding there are some ideas that would translate well with fabric.

i can't wait to see what you do.
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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2008 05:25:10 AM »

Very nice!  The details on the pillow and the adorable rag rug really add a lot to this one.  I love these very much.

What stitch did you use on the rug?
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2008 10:10:23 PM »

MonkeyThumb, thanks so much for your detailed feedback. I'm not sure if I'll include words. I'm hoping that as I work on it it will sort of suggest its own direction. Smiley

Jatoha, the little rug is crocheted and then sewn on.

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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2008 08:05:07 AM »

Jatoha, the little rug is crocheted and then sewn on.

Oh, I see now!  Very clever!!
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2008 09:40:32 AM »

I looooooove the little rug!
And the pillow too with the little stars............  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2008 11:46:02 AM »

I made some more panels and added them to the first post.
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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2008 02:26:21 PM »

shoot, those are so great! i'm really liking this project a lot. imagine getting a random embroidered story book as a gift? it's the kind of thing i would treasure forever so i think i'd better make some myself. you totally inspired me, thanks!
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2008 02:33:33 PM »

shoot, those are so great! i'm really liking this project a lot. imagine getting a random embroidered story book as a gift? it's the kind of thing i would treasure forever so i think i'd better make some myself. you totally inspired me, thanks!
I'm glad you're feeling inspired. I'd love to see what you do! (I looked at some of the projects in your profile and they're great!)
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