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« on: August 14, 2009 08:23:37 AM »

I made this piece for something called the Travelling Moleskine project - I got sent a blank Moleskine with a theme (mine was 'Crafty'!) which you fill in a page of and then send on to someone else.

My idea was based on a quotation I found online and typography by my hero, Herb Lubalin.





I designed it on the computer, printed then pressed through with a pencil to transfer the outline into the book. I punched the holes with a needle first then backstitched the design.



hope you like it! More info & pics on my blog and Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 08:37:21 AM »

This seriously rocks!

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 08:59:10 AM »

That is beautiful! Love it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009 09:37:11 AM »

It's so beautiful! I just completed my first embroidery on paper, and it's no where near as pretty. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009 09:44:31 AM »

The letters are seriously beautiful. I wish I could stitch that well. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009 10:18:54 AM »

Fantastic piece of work. The execution of the piece is wonderful.

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009 10:26:50 AM »

Love it! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Thank you for the great pics to study Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 10:54:24 AM »

This is beautiful! Shocked  i recently discovered embroidering on paper and I'm addicted!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009 11:07:30 AM »

Looks great and I really enjoy the colors you chose. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009 11:17:35 AM »

Thanks everyone! It's only my third-ever embroidery project after a couple of pillowcases so i'm glad it looks good to the 'pros'  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009 11:37:59 AM »

that is gorgeous!  Your stitching is lovely and so perfect.  I believe your quote is a translation of a quote from Hippocrates- "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis", which is my favourite motto.  Here is an explanation.  http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/ars-longa-vita-brevis.html
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009 11:44:50 AM »

that is gorgeous!  Your stitching is lovely and so perfect.  I believe your quote is a translation of a quote from Hippocrates- "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis", which is my favourite motto.  Here is an explanation.  http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/ars-longa-vita-brevis.html
Ooh, thanks for the link & extra info, that's really interesting - the site I got it from attributed it to Chaucer.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2009 12:10:13 PM »

This is amazing! Such beautiful stitches, keep up the good work!
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2009 09:24:15 PM »

That's beautiful! I absolutely love it!
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2009 09:38:55 PM »

Very BEAUTIFUL!!!! You did an AWESOME job..
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2009 04:34:31 AM »

okay. this is awesome.  great job on the embroidery.

does that make me a nerd if I was immediately like "OMG that's a Lubalin quote!"?  Ahhh... typography.
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2009 08:37:00 AM »

Lovely! I just rocked it.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2009 01:20:16 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2009 05:14:03 PM »

I think the work is stunning.  I think I'm the only one who can't make out all the words!
"The life so short the craft so long to lexne" ? er....what?  I'm missing out I think...
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2009 05:55:14 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2009 06:43:46 PM »

Very cool!  I do that too however; I use printing paper;  I never thought to use moleskin.  I must say yours does look quite beautiful!
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2009 07:38:06 PM »

love it. i am now inspired to do some paper embroidery as well! also, love the photographs on your blog. very interesting- think i will be checking in with it often!
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2009 12:52:01 AM »

Thanks again all!

does that make me a nerd if I was immediately like "OMG that's a Lubalin quote!"?  Ahhh... typography.
Not actually a quote by Lubalin, just the type style is influenced by him!

I think the work is stunning.  I think I'm the only one who can't make out all the words!
"The life so short the craft so long to lexne" ? er....what?  I'm missing out I think...
The last word is 'lerne' (old english 'learn'), i messed up that R a little :/ you can read more about the quotation's meaning on my blog.
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2009 06:21:32 AM »

ah I see I get it now. makes more sense Smiley  Thank you!  will check out you blog asap Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2009 07:34:51 AM »

Amazing! This definitely rocks.
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2009 01:42:58 PM »

SO pretty great job!
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2009 05:04:46 PM »

It's so beautiful! That is some of the best stitch writing I have ever seen!!

(can you make one for meeeee?)
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