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Topic: Anchor's Away! (Stumpwork/Goldwork)  (Read 1645 times)
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« on: May 16, 2009 07:07:16 AM »

This was the last piece of my recent stuff (I'll stop hounding you soon!). It turned out to be more goldwork technique than stumpwork, but sorta had a bit of both.


The star at the back is satin stitch, outlined with some couched funky metal-covered green threads I found at the Stitch show in the UK a few years ago. The pink bits are the same kind of thread, also couched down. The anchor is a fake leather fabric I've had hanging around for ages and is on layers of felt. It's outlined with purl, which I stretched a bit and ran some brown DMC through.

The rope was the worst thing to stitch EVER - the coils around the rope are ultra long bullion knots, with about 15 turns in each and each of them took about 5 minutes... count up how many there are! I did those over a brown wook core I needlefelted to get the shape I want.

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009 08:57:23 AM »

This is so gorg!  It's perfect!  I love the pink circles!
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009 12:47:57 PM »

 Shocked Whoa, very impressive.  I humbly bow down to your AMAZING stumpwork talents... all hail wherethewild!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009 06:38:57 PM »

That is absolutely beautiful!  I love the anchor over the star, your layout is eyecatching and truly makes the anchor just *pop*! 

I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009 07:22:02 PM »

o wow.  that's really impressive!
i think my favorite part is the rope, even though you said it was the hardest part.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009 05:08:47 AM »

oh wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!

I love this so much!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009 05:46:18 AM »

Beautiful work! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009 07:11:11 PM »

Wow! I have to learn how to do this... Lovely work!
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It's just so cool.
All hail the High Priestess of contemporary stumpwork!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 03:29:12 PM »

I love it. Smiley It's beautiful and you've inspired me to try new things.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009 07:24:10 PM »

Wow. Amazing work. Love all the texture.
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009 03:14:28 PM »

Holy moly! This is incredible work. I absolutely adore it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2009 07:02:16 PM »

Really beautiful. I am mesmerized by your bullion knots Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009 08:09:34 PM »

Holy damn! That is awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009 09:00:06 PM »

WOW! that is a beast of a project there. i really love it!
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