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« on: May 02, 2010 05:55:34 AM »

Ok so, i have a bunch of floss left over from when i thought i wanted to weave large friendship bracelets with pictures on them and stuff, and just a few hours ago it popped into my head "Hey, lets look up embroidery!" So I did, and i found a cool website with tons of photos tutorials, really easy to follow, and I was like "Whoa, this is way easier and more fun than I thought it would be =]"
So I picked up muh needle and floss and some fabric scraps i had lying around! Viola! Instant mothers day gift =D and its my very first time attempting embroidery, its alright for my first try right? I know its simple but i like it =] Im going to make my grandma a slightly different one and have it be a Tea Book to put her packets of tea bags in!

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Up close of the detail =]


Inside, white cotton pages for the needles!

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010 06:14:23 AM »

That is really cute!  I'm so excited by your fabric though!  That is the exact fabric from my grandmother's sofa when I was growing up.  Oh so many memories!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010 08:18:24 AM »

Super cute idea!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010 08:38:17 AM »

Your stitching is beautiful; I'm amazed that this is your first embroidery project!  What a lovely idea for a gift.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010 09:41:17 AM »

Lovely work Jessy! Smiley
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JessySihk
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010 02:29:49 PM »

Thanks guys =D Im glad you think it looks good for a first attempt, and i can only get better ;]
This fabric probably is very old, the lady i got it from was =X and she said it had been in her closet for years along with the other stuff i got in a trade off Craigslist.
I practiced the flower on another piece of fabric twice and then i picked this thing up and went away =] I had never done letters before either, No practicing, and same with the blanket stitch on the spine of the book.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010 08:20:23 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010 05:01:44 AM »

Great first embroidery project!  I'm looking for that same inspiration to try this craft....can you share the web site you found?
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JessySihk
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010 10:17:18 AM »

Yes of course =]

http://www.rocksea.org/hand-embroidery
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