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Topic: My first embroidered piece! NSFW: needleworked boobie ahead  (Read 902 times)
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« on: September 08, 2009 09:20:00 AM »

Woot! I get to post my first piece in this category!
I have done tiny bits of needlework on various projects as accent, but this is my first full embroidered piece ever.
I love retro nudes and old hollywood glamor, so I went googling for the right image to work with.  This is my adaptation of Nude and Mirror, 1990 by Tom Wesselman.  Some small changes have been made to the original artwork, namely because my printer doesnt work, so I had to sketch out the design myself, and because some aspects were not translating well in thread.

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I used Aunt Martha's iron-on pencil (over the first pencil sketch) on a sturdy but translucent paper for easy repositioning in case the design didnt transfer fully the first time (which it didnt).

It is hardly a perfect piece, but I am still thrilled with it.  I opted out of the lips after trying 3 variations, all of which looked odd.
Just don't look at the back.  Some spots look like a connect-the-dot page being attacked by tarantulas.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 09:43:32 AM »

Awesome. I want to try my hand at embroidery but, alas, too many other projects in the works... This turned out very nicely, don't worry about the back, especially if it's your first.

I really like the facelessness of it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009 09:58:28 AM »

I love this, well done.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009 10:37:32 AM »

Wow, this is awesome Smiley I wish my first had turned out as well as this!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009 12:57:08 PM »

It's great!  Wink I'm so happy you've been converted into a stitcher! Keep stitching! Grin

« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009 01:28:57 PM »

That looks awesome! I'm also a fan of the faceless figure, I think it adds a certain quality to it.  Nice job!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009 06:56:37 PM »

Very cool!

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