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Muria
« on: November 19, 2008 07:39:13 AM »


   I'm making  a tree picture for a swap and wanted some opinions on it before I mail it out (tomorrow).  It's on cross stitch canvas, colored with fabric markers, and machine embroidered (by a $250 machine, not one of the embroidery-specific machines). Anyway, I'm a little nervous about sending it out, as it's not something I've done before, and figured now was a good time to ask for opinions, when I can still 1)fix it, or 2) scrap it and make something else.

So here it is :


I know the picture's fairly awful (my camera does not do short focal lengths), but do you think someone who likes trees would appreciate my little 4x6 effort?  Time wise, it's between a medium and  a large project, even though it's pretty small.

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 07:48:10 AM »

I think you shouldn't send it to her, you should send it to me instead.  Wink

Seriously, I think it's very pretty and unusual and she will love it.  You have nothing to worry about.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008 08:18:41 AM »

I agree with angeltreats. 

I think it looks really neat, and would be interested in learning how you did it with a regular sewing machine (after your partner recieves of course).
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008 08:33:29 AM »

i think it's really sweet and pretty
and your partner will love it!

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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008 09:37:54 AM »

Thanks! The primary stitch I used (besides the zig zag for the trunk and branches) was a zig zag stitch that is a set of three stitches that zig zag, kind of like this:
                      lll
                        lll
                          lll
                        lll
                      lll


It worked out even better than I thought it might as the leaves and flowers.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008 09:58:36 AM »

Is that a double needle stitch?
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008 05:58:09 AM »

Actually, no. The stitches actually go side to side instead of vertically, but I couldn't think of a good way to do that with the keyboard.  Maybe:

=
  =
    =
  =
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is more accurate. Though I think my machine could do the other. For an inexpensive machine, it's pretty good. It's just not specifically an embroidery machine.

BTW, sorry it took so long for me to respond. I'd typed this out before, and apparently either I shut the window without posting, or one of my children did (it wouldn't be the first time).  Roll Eyes   Wink
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008 06:52:27 AM »

No worries.

Thanks for letting me know, I may need to try some sewing machine embroidery.
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