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Topic: Gimme that old time erotica, I mean religion! NO PEEKING, RUBY! (mild NSFW)  (Read 1015 times)
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« on: October 13, 2009 06:13:01 PM »

I put this in the mail today and I am bursting at the seams to show this because it turned out better than I could have possibly imagined!

This is my swap piece for Ruby0042 for the NSFW swap on the Phat Quarter Flickr pool.  I knew I couldn't 'out porn' Ruby's marvelous debauchery, so I went for Erotica instead.  Old Testament Erotica, the kind your folks let you read as a young teen because it's in the BIBLE!

I chose an illustration of the Song of Songs (formerly the Song of Solomon). Read it here: http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/Bible/Song_of_Solomon.html

This is the print I based my work on. You can see full credit data on my flickr photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisalady161/4008757297/in/photostream/


This is the top of the piece:


The bottom of the piece:


The whole shooting match:


I used khaki canvas on a Fat Quarter of fabric that had the same color scheme as the illustration.  This is hand-dyed Rayon Viscose Floss by Edmar. I got it on sale this summer.  It comes spun in a hank like yarn, and can knot like crazy of you use a long strand!  Much of it was variegated and it comes in three 'weights' so the texture is wonderful and the colors just glow.  It took about 3 weeks on and off, I'd say about 10-12 hours total stitching. Mostly stem stitch, a little split stitch, a few french knots and fern stitch (first time I ever did this stitch) in the dark green border.

It was supposed to go out last week, but my youngest son had a severe asthma attack and was hospitalized for 3 1/2 days.  He's better now and Ruby my partner and Penny the swap moderator were very understanding.

I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it...I actually was a little sad mailing it out today, but I know it will have the best of owners!


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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009 07:25:59 PM »

I love it! biblical porn  Grin Grin  You did a great job and I love the design.

I cant wait to see all of the pieces from that NSFW swap.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009 10:27:31 PM »

Wowzers! What a great take on NSFW, too!  I can't wait to see more and more of the pieces for that swap... it's so great to see so many interpretations of a theme.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009 11:42:43 PM »

Oh, that is so cool.  Your stitching is so nice and I agree, the variegated thread gives the piece awesome interest.
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009 06:39:36 AM »

Thanks everyone for your kind words!  The downside is that every time I opened one of the floss hanks it immediately curled itself into a tangled little mess!  I've spent most of the last three nights trying to get them untangled and on bobbins.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009 09:09:57 PM »

Amazing work! I love the colors and the stitching is awesome!
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