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Topic: Admiral Cottonbotham Hates Cancer (NSFW-crass language and fuzzy bunnies)  (Read 6746 times)
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« on: October 12, 2009 06:31:43 PM »

It seems like all of a sudden I'm surrounded by friends or the family of friends getting cancer.  While no one that I know of in my circle (and my circle's circle) has breast cancer right now it is also true that none of them have the same form of cancer.  I feel hyper aware of all cancers these days and I've had my own "abnormal mammograms" in the last few years. This sums up my complex responses to cancers.



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I used satin stitch, long-and-short stitch, french knots, stem stitch (my first time!), and some unnamed stitch.  I was also able to use mostly supplies I already had on hand (except the blue floss and the hoop for display) which includes the thrift store magenta of his sash... which bled and caused me some distress.



I posted a plea for help and advice and through the kind and patient answers I decided to try the bleach pen which I applied with a small paint brush.  It's not perfect as there are spots I couldn't get to, some bleaching of the floss and the black print on the fabric and some discoloration of the fabric.  Also, a mystery brown stain at the outer edge of the bleached area that would not come out with bleach.



I had plans to use light-colored sewing thread to add a bit of color to the fruit at the bottom of the piece, like I did on his ear, but after the whole bleeding incident and recovery (and the resulting imperfections) I couldn't bring myself to work on it any more than mounting it in the hoop.  I didn't finish off the back as planned either.  I was SO loving his little dandy jacket with all the metallic details, but now he's just sort of disappointing.

The fabric was another scene from the same Beatrix Potter toile I used on my Fuck Cancer piece this spring. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303150.0  This is what Admiral Cottonbotham looked like before.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009 07:03:31 PM »

lovely stiching!  i to have a 'close connection' with cancer, so feel the sentiment of this piece.  i hope your friends and family get through all thier various cancers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009 09:35:39 PM »

This is awesome! Thank you so much for entering such a cool piece.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009 05:54:08 AM »

BEAUTIFUL stitching and colors!  I think you did well to fix the bleed.  And of course, I love the sentiment expressed.  Heh, great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009 09:01:46 AM »

lovely stiching!  i to have a 'close connection' with cancer, so feel the sentiment of this piece.  i hope your friends and family get through all thier various cancers.

Thanks for the compliments and well wishes.

This is awesome! Thank you so much for entering such a cool piece.

Thanks, Kittykill!

BEAUTIFUL stitching and colors!  I think you did well to fix the bleed.  And of course, I love the sentiment expressed.  Heh, great job!

Thanks. The bleed fix is fine, but it's not good enough now to give away.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009 12:17:26 PM »

I love it, I love it, I love it!  Great fix on the bleed, too!  With my earlier 'Fuck Cancer' piece, I had to bleach out scorch marks on the inkjet fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009 12:41:27 PM »

I love it, I love it, I love it!  Great fix on the bleed, too!  With my earlier 'Fuck Cancer' piece, I had to bleach out scorch marks on the inkjet fabric.

Thanks! And thanks!  I couldn't've fixed the bleed w/o help from the craftsters who responded to my agonizingly verbose pleas.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009 09:41:12 PM »

This is beautiful, amazing stitching! I don't even know what they're called, but I love the detail on his shoulder-thingie.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009 09:41:10 AM »

This is beautiful, amazing stitching! I don't even know what they're called, but I love the detail on his shoulder-thingie.

Thank you! The epaulet (shoulder thingy) almost crushed my spirit due to the metallic floss, but it was an important part of the Admiral's uniform.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2009 06:53:25 PM »

Quite Fabulous!
I love how the bleed is kind of a metaphor for cancer, too. An unanticipated disaster with a fix that took all of your effort, is good, but not quite what you hoped for. You gotta love the human spirit.  Kiss
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