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« Reply #180 on: November 05, 2008 11:45:17 AM »

when I use solvy, I trace the pattern with pencil, or basic ball point pen... but i could see how that might be a problem if you're using dark fabric? The tissue idea sounds promising, I might try that one. Will it tear easier than solvy? that's my biggest complaint- that the solvy tugs my stitches all out of whack.  Cry

Any advice on hooping? I can't ever seem to get my fabric stretched tight enough on the hoop... perhaps because plastic hoops are a tad slippery by nature? Heck, maybe I just don't tighten the screw enough?? Even though I turn it till my thumbs hurt...  Huh
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« Reply #181 on: November 05, 2008 11:55:38 AM »

Can you get a wooden hoop?  That might be a little better. 
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« Reply #182 on: November 05, 2008 01:38:04 PM »

Just now getting around to showing my floss organization.  And to beat you to it, I admit to being anal retentive.  Plus, people give me stuff so I have lots and lots of floss, thread and such!
This is what I STARTED with, floss wrapped around the DMC number labelled card.  I love this system and it was quite relaxing to wind floss while watching TV.



Later a friend gave me tons of floss but I already had a single card in my floss box.  What to do with the overstock?  Used my library card drawer unit.



Organized by DMC floss number.

THEN I purchased a bag of floss at an estate sale.  It was not DMC so I did not feel compelled to mix it with the other plus I ran out of space so I just jammed into these tall vases.

 
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« Reply #183 on: November 05, 2008 01:46:16 PM »

That is an amazing assortment of floss!  And so organized.  You can open up shop in your own home.
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« Reply #184 on: November 05, 2008 02:03:22 PM »

SkitzoLeezra, your floss collection is enviable as is your organization!  And the skeins in the vases look so pretty!!  Thank you for sharing your ideas!
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« Reply #185 on: November 05, 2008 05:59:52 PM »

Geez, now I have to clean the drool off my keyboard... ::grumbles::

that's an amazing collection!! ::singsongs:: Oooh, look at all the pretty colors...  Grin

Soooo.... what do y'all think about tinting your towels? Creative or cheating? Personally, my satin stitch stinks, so if I want to color in a large area, it works for me... How about you ladies?
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« Reply #186 on: November 05, 2008 08:05:12 PM »

Skitzo! WOW...what a great collection! I just love to see all the great colors together!

When_im_sixty4...I think tinting is a great way to bring a "Bam' to the towel..I have seen some great works with tinting...have you seen Kitty kill work? Fantastic. Amazing.
I am going to try tinting myself pretty soon...since in my view this is just one of many ways of making the embroidery pop and come to life!
 Cheesy. Aside from that...that would make our gallery even more interesting..right?
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« Reply #187 on: November 06, 2008 02:14:49 AM »

i have about finished up my 3rd towel's embroidery, so its looks like i will be sending early next week Smiley
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« Reply #188 on: November 06, 2008 06:09:06 AM »

Sew silly you towels will get to your partner hot (still) from your fast needleworks!
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« Reply #189 on: November 06, 2008 06:48:28 AM »

I'm not much for the color tinting.  I've seen some things that are absolutely amazing that are color tinted but it's just not for me.  I have however, used Sharpies to hi-light some things in my embroidery and liked it well enough. 
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