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« on: February 08, 2009 06:02:58 AM »

I haven't posted any embroidery for ages so thought it was about time I did! I was snowed in yesterday so got stitching on this.



The hat is couched, the face satin stitch and backstitch and a mixture of backstitch and split stitch on the hair.





The pattern on the hat is an art deco one I came across on a handbag. I altered the colours to make it look more modern but I think her essence is still deco. I drew the picture for the hand embroidered patch swap over a year ago and recently came across it again.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2009 06:42:42 AM »

Gorgeous handiwork!!!  and beautiful face!
well done! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009 08:12:41 AM »

I love her expression!  Her hair is very cool Wink  You need a gallery of all your awesome girls!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009 08:54:58 AM »

Thank you!

I love her expression!  Her hair is very cool Wink  You need a gallery of all your awesome girls!

I know, I keep meaning to put them on flickr.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009 09:17:13 AM »

Very cool. I love her look.
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009 10:58:28 AM »

I have no idea what couching is, but it looks awesome!  Your satin stitching looks perfect, but my favorite part has to be the hair.  Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009 11:46:20 AM »

awesome, love the colors
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009 02:14:22 PM »

I have no idea what couching is, but it looks awesome!  Your satin stitching looks perfect, but my favorite part has to be the hair.  Love it!

It's stitching with two threads and two needles. A thicker thread is held on top of the fabric by a thinner thread.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009 03:44:21 PM »

Nothing short of awesome!  Great work!
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009 05:03:39 PM »

wow that looks like a ton of work!
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