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« on: April 05, 2009 12:54:52 PM »

This was done as part of an assignment for a class I'm taking in earth centered religions. I decided to embroider the four elements on a hanky to act as a sort of altar cloth.

Plus it was a good excuse for me to practice and learn more embroidery stitches! Smiley

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Water:


Fire:


And Air:


And the full hanky:


I'm least happy with Air and Fire... they don't seem to stand on their own with the others... I may need to add some more design elements to them...
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009 01:03:17 PM »

I think all of them are beautiful.  I actually particularly like the air design.  It really does remind me of a gust of wind.  Great job!!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009 01:11:08 PM »

Very lovely! As a Pagan, I'd definitely like something like that - and I could see a lot of other people would as well. Good work!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009 01:15:10 PM »

@phoenixfiredesigns - that's great to hear! I'd love to plan around with more designs like this too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009 01:22:58 PM »

The designs are lovely, really nice neat stitching.  What did you use to colour the material in the fire with?
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009 01:27:23 PM »

@trekky - it's just colored pencil... I'm really unhappy with the way that turned out. I need to find a better way of coloring in the fabric but I'm new to this whole thing so I'm not sure what would work better.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009 01:48:48 PM »

I think, you did a great job! I really like the earth symbol..

As far as I'm kind of a Pagan (not actively practicing, but feeling), too, I like the idea of doing crafty things around this theme.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009 02:02:03 PM »

This is just lovely! I think my favorite is the Earth element (I'm a sucker for satin stitching), though I think you did wonderfully on all of them. It'll make a very special and personal altar cloth.Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009 02:26:48 PM »

This looks really good. What a neat assignment. You did an excellent job.
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2009 03:26:57 PM »

@trekky - it's just colored pencil... I'm really unhappy with the way that turned out. I need to find a better way of coloring in the fabric but I'm new to this whole thing so I'm not sure what would work better.

love the water element one!

if you go to the needlework discussion forum there is a huge thread (near the topic) about crayon tinting and embroidery
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