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« on: June 08, 2009 01:20:16 PM »

Just wanted to share this little project I whipped up this weekend.  I brought the linen and some crewel wool with me to the laundrymat to keep me busy while I was waiting for the machines to do their thing.  I sketched it out and stitched up the trees and grass during the wash cycle, then decided it needed a little lamb while the dryers were running.



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At first, I made the sheep's body with a double layer of satin stitch, but it just didn't look right.  I think the french knot curls look adorable, and since I layered the french knots on top of two layers of satin stitch it really stands out and has a great texture.

Now I just need to know what to do with it!  I's about 4"x6", so maybe a little pouch? a pin cushion? I don't know do you have any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009 01:31:07 PM »

I guess it would be ber-cute as a pillow Smiley
Maybe you could use some ribbons to decorate the edges and maybe another colour of fabric on the back?
I don't know if you're into sewing? You could make a patchwork pillow with this as the big center? That way your thing is bigger but it's still about your lamb Smiley
I think it is lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 01:37:44 PM »

Wonderful!
I love it.................  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009 01:51:16 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009 02:48:37 PM »

I've got a kind of a thing for sheep (I've got an American primitive thing going on in my dining room) and that sheep is adorable!  What a happy accident to get the perfect texture/depth.  Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009 05:38:52 PM »

I really like the sheep. The texture on the sheep and trees make me want to reach out and touch them.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009 08:17:36 AM »

Very pretty-I love the different stitches. As someone who thinks that French knots were invented by the devil-you totally rocked them!
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 09:45:35 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions!  I think I'm going to go with the patchwork idea.  I think I have some lovely spring colors in my stash that would look cute with this.  Then I'll probably add that to a tote bag.  I have a bunch of those cheap totes you can get at the grocery store when you forget to bring your own reusables, but I don't like walking around with bags that say "Food4Less" or something.  How could I forget to bring my bag if it's got an adorable little lamb on it, right?
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009 03:14:40 PM »

Love it! One question, is the wool on the sheep made using french knots? I'm still trying to master them.
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