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« on: November 18, 2009 05:54:07 PM »

note: after consideration I have decided to post this without a mature tag. Though the design is based on a female body part, it is abstract enough to not get anybody fired from work, or provoke any premature "birds and bees" discussions with children.  If anybody feels differently, please let me know and I will change it ASAP.

This was my first time using Solvy to transfer my design (LOVE IT!), and my first try with a soft (not tight weave cotton) fabric (dont love it at all).
It is generally based on a drawing I saw awhile back on Google.  I tried to find it again before stitching this so I could look at details, but I was not able.  So it is quite different from the original.
I decided to attempt a lot of different stitch types with this piece just for the fun of it.  Stitched portion is approx 6" high from flame to point.
It may have turned out better had I not been using black velvet (slight stretch).



I do like how the colors pop against the soft black.

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009 06:52:44 PM »

It's really pretty!
From the thumbnail I thought it was a goddess ornament of some kind.
I find that it looks a lot like a sacred heart and even if the shape is derived from our anatomy it is very subtle.
Very nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009 09:00:49 PM »

I like Smiley

What are you going to do with the article as a whole?
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009 09:08:21 PM »

Thank you both Smiley

I have no idea what I will do with it.  For now, it is in the stack of my finished embroidery pieces waiting for a final purpose (that pile is growing rapidly).
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 09:58:17 PM »

You seem to have married the iconography of La Virgen of Guadalupe and a vulva.

I love this piece. It reminds me of Alfred J. Quiroz' Goddess.  Image here: http://www.almalopez.net/ORnews/quiroz.jpg.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009 07:36:06 AM »

I love the way the colors are so vibrant against the black. Welcome to the world of solvy Cheesy.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009 09:43:13 AM »

I love it! The colors look fantastic on the dark fabric. I'm so happy you are getting more adventurous in your stitching! Wink
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