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« on: February 17, 2010 09:49:43 AM »

She won a blue ribbon   Grin

I hope these pictures are alright. My camera is old and the quality is really lacking.

I read a book about India and all the fabulous artwork done by the people. I decided I wanted to have a door hanging and since I didn't have $1000.00 to spend I decided to make one myself. I started out with just a small drawing I made on a piece of white flannel. ( one of the elephants ) It grew from there. I taught myself how to sew on the mirror circles from a book I found at my local library. The stitches I chose had no rhyme or reason.

Thank you for looking at my door hanging.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010 10:12:14 AM »

oh wow!! this is gorgeous!! 

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010 11:56:11 AM »

How pretty!  is that embroidered?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010 12:20:45 PM »

Congratulations on winning!  This is absolutely beautiful.  How long did it take you to make? I am in awe.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010 12:30:21 PM »

you totally deserved it, because this is amazing!!  really an amazing piece.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010 05:24:42 PM »

This is beautiful. Tell us a bit about the various designs. Looks sort of part-Indian, part Pennsylvania Dutch.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010 05:41:32 PM »

I checked out books at the library on India. They had a picture of a wedding door hanging from the late 1800's. I really liked it and decided to try to make a piece of the pattern. I played around with material and floss and made an elephant. I didn't know what to do with it, so I made another one Roll Eyes A few months later, it turned into this. I almost never follow a pattern and usually make stuff up as I go. That is why this doorway hanging is a little bit of everything. Grin

« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010 04:04:49 AM »

I find the 'make-it-up-as-you-go' stuff are usually far more interesting than the 'copy-a-pattern' stuff.  This is really special.  Tell us more about the competition and prize that you won.

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010 04:28:05 AM »

Humboldt! We need close ups so that we can adequately drool over this piece!  Wink

Amazing work! I'd love to hear more about why you chose those designs.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010 04:29:41 AM »

Great - I love it.

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