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bretta
« on: November 11, 2009 07:46:34 PM »



I took a class on surface design at the John C. Campbell Folk School in January and finally got around to doing a little project! I started with a felted sweater sleeve and just started stitching, kind of doing a sampler of stitches I learned at the class. Pretty basic stuff.

And, I know it's kinda' dorky, but a little somethin' on the bottom for someone else to read while I drink  Roll Eyes



The drinking glasses from my kitchen are exactly the same diameter as my water bottle, so I inserted one into the sleeve while I was stitching so I had something to "work against" without scratching my bottle. I used blue painter's tape and marked 1/4 inch increments on it to sort of keep things evenly spaced. I also worked the entire body of the sleeve first before stitching the bottom on...that way I could access the inside from either end for ease of stitching. It's obvious, I'm sure, but I also stitched all the embroidery on the bottom circle BEFORE I attached it to the body.
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009 07:56:16 PM »

Great idea! The stitching on the bottom is the perfect touch.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009 08:18:56 PM »

thats a very smart idea. my sigg needs something to keep it a little more insulated. add this to the never ending to-do list!
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009 09:11:24 PM »

Fab cozy! I love felted sweater projects.  Your stitching is perfect.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009 09:35:25 PM »

I like this a whole lot!! FAB!  Nice note at the bottom, too <3
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009 02:34:36 AM »

really love your cozy!
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009 07:46:12 AM »

Oh my goodness! I love it! How clever! I want to make one now.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009 08:46:29 AM »

Thanks, y'all, for the kind words! I added a few design notes since some of you seemed interested in making one too. I'm working another one now in browns and pinks.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009 03:15:15 PM »

Beautiful!  This looks really professional!  I could totally see this for sale in a store.  Creative use of stitching to embellish the knit.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009 05:10:17 PM »

This is beautiful, what a great use for an old sweater!  Your stitching is so inspirational too Smiley
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