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« on: June 06, 2010 10:06:00 PM »

I did this piece for the monster swap currently in progress. Since my partner has received I think it's safe to post pics. She said she liked Freddy Krueger so I did this:



I found a site called DragoArt.com that has how-to tutorials for drawing our favorite monsters. It's pretty cool. Here's the link: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/2323/1/1/how-to-draw-freddy-krueger.htm

The embroidery is backstich, satin stitch, french knots (eyes) and long and short stitch (which I had never done and was more difficult than I anticipated). The knives are done with metallic thread to make them shiny.

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Overall I'm happy with how it turned out. I hope my partner agrees.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010 10:08:04 PM »

Very cool!  But I think I'm too much of a wimp to be able to have something like that around the house lol! 

Great job it looks so cool - and I love the fabric you embroidered on. It fits perfectly Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010 10:52:41 PM »

It looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010 12:12:26 AM »

very creepy. well done Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010 05:03:24 AM »

Love it.  I love how the background fabric works so well with it, and your stitching is great! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 07:12:56 AM »

Wow! Awesome work.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 08:20:37 AM »

Awesome! My brother would love this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010 03:56:06 PM »

Thanks everyone. I thought the cloth would make a good background for this piece and I'm glad to know it works well. I need to check the needlework discussions and tutorials on here because I have great difficulty tranferring an image to embroider. The tracing paper I got from Jo Ann's was a bust. I used the press and seal method for this but that stuff really sticks and is hard to get off. This is why I prefer cross stitch. lol

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Awesome! My brother would love this.

Are you hinting for me to make him one?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010 07:04:18 AM »

Really cool, and who doesn't love a little Freddy Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010 03:47:58 PM »

This is awesome.  Great job!  I would totally love something like this in my place.

Since you mentioned transferring techniques, have you ever tried an iron-on pencil or a water soluble pen?  they are both nice alternatives to using a stabilizer on the front of your piece.

As for the tracing paper, I would recommend using a ball point pen with it, so you can get a nice sold line.  I've found that Saral brand works best for me.
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