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Topic: 3 New Political Opinion Embroidery Pieces! (healthcare, zines and ignorance)  (Read 5264 times)
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2009 09:22:14 AM »

I love that instead of politcal controversy, your embroidery sparked geographic controversy  Shocked

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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2009 09:54:19 AM »

I totally agree with kjlutz. Smiley
I saw these on your blog craftydame- great work! Great colour choices. I was curious whether the message would generate any debate. I think the stylized map fits well with your simple message, even if you did neglect my former home on Vancouver Island. Wink

Your typography is very bold and eye-catching!

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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2009 02:49:30 PM »

kjlutz, i know, that's totally not what i expected either!  Grin

minouette, i know, i know. and i love the islands (even if i can't afford to go there any more, damn ferry prices! Roll Eyes)
but yeah, i was trying to do it really simple and stylized. i was thinking about it and i remember that the east coast did seem kinda off to me when i was stitching it, but i thought it was just because i was missing half the maritime provinces!

thanks for all the compliments everyone! i originally altered the typewriter photo to do a much large embroidery of it, but for one, emilyflew sent me an AMAZING embroidered typewriter, and two, i haven't gotten around to it yet! the detail makes me happy too.

and for those that are in awe of the french knots, i will admit that they were rather tiring to do. i actually alternated with them, doing a length of floss of the knots, then a length of floss on one of the other words, then a floss of knots, etc. i got bored after the first few lengths, so i had to switch it up.

that being said, i still love french knots! i used a ton of them on my breast cancer piece as well.

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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2009 07:47:18 AM »

Awesome job! That stabilizer idea is genius! Thanks for all the details Smiley

« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2009 04:36:36 PM »

Looking at your work reminds me how much I wish I were Canadian.
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2009 09:16:15 PM »

I love the needlework and I love love the frames. Everything is beautiful!

« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2009 11:52:38 AM »

I love the first one!  The frames are excellent!
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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2009 07:24:13 AM »

I commented on these pieces on flickr, but I have to say it here...

I love the fact that Canadians are my next door neighbors, and my family and I would happily become Canadian residents in a heart beat.

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