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« on: June 29, 2009 06:29:38 PM »

I've been reviewing my embroidery skills since I joined the summer traveling tea towel swap, so I thought I should post some of my work.  These were done a while back on some dresses my mother made for my daughter and my niece.  My mother did the smocking and the sewing, I did all the embroidery. The first three pics are from my niece's dress.  Both dresses were made from kits my mom ordered from Australia.

These are from my daughter's dress.  The embroidery in the first pic repeats all the way around the dress.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009 07:46:42 PM »

lovely, detail and color. Wish I could do this.

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 07:58:23 PM »

Beautiful!  My bullion roses always go wonky lol. 
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009 08:23:44 PM »

At the risk of sounding silly, I had no idea you could do that sort of thing with embroidery!
It looks so neat :O
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009 07:18:17 AM »

Very elegant and beautiful. I wish I could do those.

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009 06:45:09 AM »

Thanks everyone!  

Bullions are definitely tricky to learn. It took me a long while to do them this well--I'm almost afraid to try them again.  I found that the easiest way to do them is to not hoop your fabric.  It took awhile to get used to embroidering without a hoop, but it made it much easier.  

edited to add:  the other must have is using milliner's needles.  the normal embroidery needles will make them all wonky. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009 09:16:29 AM »


I've been afraid to try bullion knots, but results like that are worth the effort!  These dresses are little future heirlooms!

Wonderful work!

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009 09:18:39 AM »

Beautiful and delicate. So nice to see this done, as well as smocking. Very old style, but in a great way. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009 08:56:13 AM »

Really stunning!
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