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« on: January 10, 2009 05:02:22 AM »

I was in the BT4 swap, and got a fairly traditional partner..so I made fairly traditional ornament.




Front and back. Image made by compositing a few images I found, and then drawing it out. Pinned the image to the linen, stitched it, and then used indelible ink to draw the details..one, because I wanted that effect, and two, because I hate how hard it is to get the exact expression I want when working with thread. Can't say this worked all that well, either, but..oh, well. Tongue

Stitched the two sides together, filled it with a circle of cardboard, and a couple circles of fleece, to give it form, and then closed it up and bordered it in a few rows of gold seed beads.

I thought it came out fairly nice. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 06:50:52 AM »

That's really lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 07:41:21 AM »

Wow!  That is beautiful!  Well done!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 07:52:40 AM »

I love Mary's cloak.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 10:16:03 AM »

 Grin Awesome! I would love this.... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 02:47:28 PM »

Thanks, guys! I was really pleased how well it came out, and would love one for myself, except, well, I'm too lazy to do all that work again just for me. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 05:16:45 PM »

Beautifully done! I love the blue & gold colors together on the natural colored fabric. It's just so well thought out...right down to the frame of gold seed beads.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009 03:44:35 PM »

Very pretty, I'm sure your partner loved it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009 05:25:28 PM »

wow, how do you get the satin stitches to have that definition?
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 06:35:38 PM »

wow, how do you get the satin stitches to have that definition?

Not much, besides stitching very carefully. I just pay close attention to the placement of where the needle goes..even one thread over can make a huge difference in the appearance of the stitch! I'm still not an expert at it, either, but I will say, the small scale of this (about 3 inches across the whole ornament) makes every little mistake count. Tongue
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