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« on: October 11, 2008 11:52:11 PM »

I love the 1970s versions of crewl patterns taken from the Jacobean era
this is a pattern I tried out when I was on holiday but as I only had 4 skeins of wool with me it looks a bit odd as I just used normal embroidery thread in some parts

I think its okay but the the back stitch fawn looks odd ...live and learn
I should have brought more wool but I was a little broke ...now Im lots broke and still only got 4 skeins Tongue (curse my need for esty skirts,  ss patterns and books) on a brighter note I seem to be coping with image posting
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008 12:09:22 AM »

Ok, this is freaking awesome! You have a knack for 70's flowers. The fawn is a bit disproportionate. I've found that the best rule when doing simple/not strictly realistic animal designs, or in stitching, is to always make the head bigger than it would be in real life (like pretty much any Disney animal toon ever made). The legs look great though, those are what I have trouble with.

What is the difference between regular embroidery thread and wool thread? I've never seen wool in that form before.

« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008 03:16:37 AM »

i love this - sort of takes me back to the 70s but with a modern twist.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008 09:28:52 AM »

I really like the colors your chose

« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008 11:43:50 AM »

Those 70's style flowers are cool.
Where can you get patterns for that kinda stuff?
Apart from in the 1970's, that is...  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008 01:05:07 PM »

good places to find 1970s crewel patterns are Hoop Love, Thrift stores and small town libraries or just underfunded ones with nice old craft sections ...well those are where I have harvested my stash ....when my scanner works again I'm going to upload the stash to hoop love!
I guess ebay would have lots but I need super cheap options myself Tongue
 and crewel wool is fine two ply wool...great rich colors but it you cant seem to find it easily in craft stores here in LA...but WoolandHoop.com sell it
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008 05:01:48 PM »

I love the look of crewel, and some day when I finish my pile of to-do projects, I'd like to give it a try. You did a nice job. I like the colors and the design.

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008 05:21:01 PM »

that is really lovely, I even like the way the deer looks Smiley

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