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« on: January 23, 2009 05:25:42 PM »


I am not entirely happy with the outcome of this project, mainly because I feel the work is not up to par. If you need details I could nit-pick it for you. I am not sure if I want to finish it, even if all it requires is tying in the tails on the straps.
It was embroidered with 2 strands of all purpose sewing thread, in satin stitch couched over a base of chain stitches and ladder stitches.
Feel free to give me a hard critique if you find something you want to point out either in the embroidery or construction of the mask. I have given it a pretty thorough reaming on my blog, but there may be things I haven't noticed myself.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 05:41:15 PM »

You are definitely your own worse critic, because I think it's great!  I always compare hand-made things to the same thing you might buy and it helps put any flaws in perspective.  If you bought that mask, the quality wouldn't come close to what you've done!  (By the way, I sure am enjoying that great Scottish owl and pussycat bookmark !)   
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 07:01:56 PM »

You are definitely your own worse critic, because I think it's great!  I always compare hand-made things to the same thing you might buy and it helps put any flaws in perspective.  If you bought that mask, the quality wouldn't come close to what you've done!  (By the way, I sure am enjoying that great Scottish owl and pussycat bookmark !)   
The biggest problem with it is that I sacrificed functionality for the sake of aesthetics, and the aesthetics aren't even really something to write home about. I know I could have done better, I know what I could have done better. It isn't really a self-loathing issue so much as identifying the flaws so as not to make them again. I have certaintly made my fair share of "ugly puppies" in my time but it doesn't get me down, we can't be satisfied all the time.

I am very glad you are loving that bookmark!! I was trying to figure out how to respond to your PM, but I don't know what to say to such high praise save for thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 08:28:04 PM »

I think it's creepy and cool. You did a good job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 08:35:09 PM »

Now I don't own an embroidery machine or anything but I have been sewing for a long time.  And I have NO clue what you are complaining about!  I think it looks awesome.  It is super cute and original and I like it.   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009 03:30:47 AM »

Now I don't own an embroidery machine or anything but I have been sewing for a long time.  And I have NO clue what you are complaining about!  I think it looks awesome.  It is super cute and original and I like it.   Grin
I don't own an embroidery machine either so I will definately take that as a compliment. Thanks! Though for example, in the top left closeup, it looks like the picture of the symbol is maybe taken on an angle: the picture's straight on, and the symbol is very stumpy on top particularly the upper left branch, you can maybe see the pencil line that I didn't completely follow, the circle is more of a fat triangle. It may seem outrageous to some, but I figure if a geometric shape aint shapely, it just shouldn't be at all.
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