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« on: October 09, 2009 06:59:39 PM »

This blue hoodie was a little boring, so I embroiBIRD it. (sorry. lame.)

Each vintage tattoo inspired sparrow measures between 3-5 inches. The design of the birds is based on a stencil I saw quite some time ago and I don't remember where...

It turns out that this seemingly unassuming hoodie was a poor choice of an embroidery subject because: 1. The combination of the knitted fabric and thick screen-printed dots made any kind of marking on the fabric impossible. I had to freehand it entirely. 2. Trying to force a needle through those thick screen-printed dots resulted in some seriously sore fingers. In life and in craft, no pain, no gain, and since I'm pretty hardcore I conquered the dots and through that pain, gained a pair of sweet birdies.

Both birdies

Embroibirdy 1

Embroibirdy 2


Thanks for taking a peek at my work!

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009 08:31:13 PM »

 Shocked They are beautiful!  Good for you for having the tenacity to finish them, the result is soooo worth it. 

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2009 08:45:41 AM »

I salute your bravery for tackling that fabric!  They're wonderful!

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009 08:59:35 AM »

Very cute! I really like it.

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009 05:58:45 PM »

Love it!  I like the birdies alot! 

I know we all face adversity with crafts.  It's not a very well-known fact of our lifestyle, though!
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