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Topic: You'll not feel the drowning--first project.  (Read 3156 times)
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« on: May 02, 2009 07:45:31 PM »

I recieved an embroidery kit from doo_leroux in the "I want to learn to _____ swap", and this is my first project, a mermaid patch that I sewed onto a purse when I was done. I'm really proud of it, because I really learned alot and I think it turned out alright for my first attempt!

some detail photos:

(this is before all the pattern lines were washed away)

(I'm not as happy as I could be with my work on the words. It seems a little sloppy, so I'll know where to put more focus next time.)

And here's how it looks on the purse:

I used satin stitch, backstitch, and split stitch. There's a few french knots thrown in so I could learn to make them, and I tried chain stitch, but ripped it out because it looked like a mess. I'll have to practice more.
Thanks for looking at my first project!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009 08:17:44 PM »

Beautiful stitches!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009 08:30:38 PM »

thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009 08:55:21 PM »

You're a natural!  This looks really great with your tidy stitches.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009 09:06:47 PM »

Cool!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009 01:41:27 AM »

This is terrific.
It looks pretty complicated to me, and you've clearly conquered the different stitch types well.
I think this is a great job and you should be really proud of yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009 08:29:04 AM »

It looks wonderful!!   Great job---keep it up!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009 08:40:30 AM »

You did a lovely job on it!  Your design is realy great.
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009 12:44:32 PM »

Are you sure this is your first time embroidering?  Because that looks fantastic!  Seriously, I think your stitches look better than mine.  You're a natural!

Also, I love the subject.  Mermaids are awesome, and I love that this is something more than the standard "pretty ocean pin up" approach.  Very cool, very different.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 03:55:20 PM »

This certainly is labor-intense for a first attempt!  Shocked
You have done a terrific job on this. The patch fits well on the purse too.
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