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Topic: Pshhh..who wants to sew FLOWERS? I embroidered evil eyes! On plastic.  (Read 848 times)
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« on: May 20, 2009 05:24:40 AM »

These are sewn on a dismembered plastic bag from a CD retailer, couched with post it notes. Actually surprisingly fun to embroider even if fabric would have been easier.


And cause you might be interested in looking at the backs


I did these eyes to practice my stitch techniques cause I find other embroidery motifs, like flowers, pretty boring. Eyes are nice and small and they can involve many colours.

In case you're wondering about what stitches I used, they are: buttonhole stitch, scroll stitch, open chain stitch, regular chain stitch, single and double feather stitch, split stitch and running stitch. I had a go at a few french and turk's head knots but I can't DO them! All I get is a big knot in my thread, not a nice neat knot actually ON the fabric. I learned French knots in Germany and could do them then, now all I get is the thread pulls through and I don't get a knot at all Sad I've been working from wikipedia diagrams which are a bit annoying..is there a guaranteed way to learn how to do a knotted stitch?

I hope you enjoy these eyes anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 05:30:39 AM »

Wow! Your eyes look great! You just mentioned a lot of stitches that I can't do! Lol

I can however do a french knot, and it is all because of..... http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/11/french-knot-video-tutorial.html

Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 05:49:24 AM »

i like those a lot, not just as practice.  i hope you could turn them into something to keep. 
jewellery?  mini-art (either framed or stretched on a small board)?
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 06:01:00 AM »

I put the first one in an altered book, and the second one I am thinking of incorporating into a textiles project to do with "The gaze"
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009 06:55:40 AM »

ohhhhh, these are so cool! I love the colors, they're a great design!

 Thanks for listing what stitches you used, that's always of interest for me, I seem to get stuck in a rut with stitches at times.

AND thanks for the back pictures, your backs are so tidy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009 06:58:11 AM »

They're excellent!
I love the mix of stitches.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009 07:36:37 AM »

I put the first one in an altered book, and the second one I am thinking of incorporating into a textiles project to do with "The gaze"

oh, good!
i hope to see those around here sometime.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009 03:04:39 PM »

Lovely! The colors you chose are so stunning. Very nice work! I can't wait to see more of what you do if this is your practice.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009 08:15:02 PM »

Neat!
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