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julietalpha
« on: August 31, 2009 07:31:16 PM »

... dear Liza, dear Liza.

With what shall I fix it?  Wool, of course!

I'm a sucker for pure wool stuff so I bought this jumper from the Salvos the other day, even though I'm not a big fan of the neckline.  It wasn't until I got it home I noticed that the moths liked it too - it had a small hole at the right hip.  After working up my courage I used this site to make some flowers and buds.  I used one of the blossoms to cover the hole.  I then did some basic chain stitch embroidery and finished up with this:





I'm considering doing some more stuff on one or both forearms but I have a question: should I start the branch at the wrist or the elbow end?  My first thought would be wrist but I'm open to other opinions  Smiley.  I also intend this to be something of an ongoing piece so if there are any further suggestions for embellishment please share!
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narhloki
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 07:50:21 PM »

What a pretty way to cover up a hole!
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Megrims
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 08:03:57 PM »

I love this.  You could even use yarn from sweaters beyond repair to crochet the flowers!  I'm definitely doing this soon, I've got an entire bag of cashmere of moth nibbled cashmere under my bed.

Also, I'm pretty sure I have this exact sweater.  Although mine (fingers crossed) is free of holes.
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groundedpidgeon
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 08:50:04 PM »

That's so adorable! And it adds a lot to the sweater. A lot of times when someone tries to cover up a hole, it looks like someone was trying to cover up a hole. This looks like that's how the sweater is supposed to look. Great job!
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chineseathena
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 09:31:28 PM »

I think I'd actually try to start from the neckline and going down the left arm. It's kind of hard to say however, it may look odd if the embroidery is bulky. This is already lovely though, if you decide not to change it that would be totally fine. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 06:13:10 AM »

I LOVE this repair!  Simple, elegant, and most importantly, effective!  I also second the motion chinesathena made of starting at the neckline and heading down... :-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009 09:31:53 AM »

Great fix Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009 11:45:06 AM »

This is beautiful!
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evaberry
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009 12:56:49 AM »

That's beautiful! If you do more, I'd start at the wrist, but beware of doing too much! It's already really striking as it is. Maybe only one sleeve?
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dollieoh
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009 08:21:13 AM »

Very nice,it looks like it belongs there.
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