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« on: June 23, 2009 03:34:35 PM »

This was my first attempt at doing some embroidery.  I chose to do it on felt because of the following post here on Crafster. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=193085.0I don't have an embroidery hoop, so I needed some stiff fabric in order to try this.  I had the goal of making this into a bracelet, though mine is not nearly as good as http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=57051 I'm confident that I can improve my skills.

This first picture was when I initially started to embroider on this piece of felt.  That brown swirly design in the middle was supposed to be a tree (doesn't make sense to me either now that I look at it), but then I thought i could make it into a tree stump. 

For this darker green portion I used chain stitch.  I was trying to create leaves for tree branches, but again I went about it all backwards because I should have started with brown. 

With the lighter green stitches I used fern stitch.  I varied the length to create smaller ferns and larger ferns.  They're so cute I think! 

I picked out all the stitches from my "tree stump" and created a new one.  I used backstitch with the darker brown and split stitch for the tan color.

So, what do you think?  For all you embroiderers out there, what can I do to improve my stitches?  Also, what does this look like to you guys?  I mean, I kind of just stitched because I wanted to keep my hands busy.  The picture in my head didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it to.  Oh, well! 


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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009 03:49:47 PM »

This looks fantastic! Great job for your first project!

Your stitches get more consistent the more you embroider. You're already off to a great start. Try some more projects and you'll find your stitches will look better and better.

Hoops are very inexpensive if you buy them new but you can also find them at the thrift store. I find that the size hoop I use most often is my 4-inch plastic one. Its a good size to start off with. Try a hooped project next time. You've got a talent for this!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 03:51:02 PM »

I like it.

I may not be perfect, but I'm so close it's almost eerie.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 09:32:17 PM »

This is so pretty!
I love the natural, foresty look its got.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009 07:09:05 AM »

Very pretty! I can't wait to see other projects.

« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009 11:20:45 AM »

You did a wonderful job.  Your stitches look very nice.  It kinda reminds me of a rock and ferns.  I would definately wear it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009 12:45:52 AM »

I think you did great here.
Sometimes it doesn't always matter what the stitchery is for in the end, it's the process of creating it that's the important thing.
And it looks as though you really enjoyed doing this, so that makes it a win!

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009 06:45:02 AM »

Thank you for the encouragement everybody! I will definitely continue to embroider.  This is a particular art that I thought I would find too tedious to deal with and I'm pleased to find it so soothing and stimulating.  I have to keep my hands in motion or else I get jittery, this is perfect.  Any more advice that you all have I am happy to hear.   Grin

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