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ViolinRuth
« on: December 29, 2009 11:12:36 PM »

So I actually did this a while back and have been meaning to post it. These pictures are really not brilliant, but I am afraid I will never get around to better pics if I don't post it now!

I got the image from a 1950s Girl Scout handbook, and will probably add some text and/or more motifs from the book later. The pictures are fabulously vintage. Being a girl scout myself, they are near to my heart.

I will probably add some more stuff and frame it. I was thinking of tea dying it to give it a more natural look (the picture doesn't really show it, but the fabric is actually really white).

This stitched up rather fast, and is probably my favorite work of mine. Smiley All of it is just backstitch and french knots, and the hair is just a lot of overlapping straight stitches.

Ideas, (constructive) criticism, and compliments are always appreciated. Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 12:02:32 AM »

THis old girl scout loves it too!

I'd turn it into a pocket on an apron or the outside of a tote bag....

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 06:56:16 AM »

What a find!  Your image brought back some fond memories of being a Girl Scout! Wonderful job!

I hope to see more from your fabulous book!

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009 07:34:08 AM »

I love it!  And what a great idea to turn it into a tote bag - perhaps one that could be taken to troop meetings?

I like how the generous use of backstitching gives it kind of a loose look - helps convey the motion of the image really really well.  And the hair looks really nicely textured with that overlap.

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009 12:36:47 PM »

What a great action shot -- I can almost feel the wind blowing!  I was never a girl scout, but I totally love this vintage image!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009 12:56:49 PM »

nice!  I love that green, it's gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009 02:30:14 PM »

This is really pretty, great use of stitching in the hair.  I wonder what she is looking at?

It reminds me I have an old girl guide annual somewhere - must dig it out for embroidery ideas!
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009 05:45:04 PM »

Awesome work... love the hair... great pattern... nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009 06:35:02 PM »

That is so awesome! I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009 07:33:21 AM »

Love the vintage style it has. Great idea to use old scout book. Been looking for some vintage gnome drawings to stitch.

A tote bage or pillow is a great idea. And I like the idea of tea dying.
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