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deliriousgirl
« on: June 21, 2010 05:31:32 PM »

Long time lurker, first time poster (so please be gentle with me Tongue).  I'm still learning to embroider, so I thought I would pick one stitch and practice the hell out of it.

Oh, and I got my inspiration from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wardi/2260466215/.

The end result? A bazillion rainbow knots on black felt. I loves it. Now to figure out where to hang it.

[Edit: Picture added. Yay!]


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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010 07:10:06 PM »

I love it, it looks amazing and i want it. How did you have enough patience to even finish it, I probably would have never finished it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 07:14:02 PM »

Thanks! I don't quite know how I had the patience to finish it either. The last rounds of purple seemed to take years longer than any other round on there.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2010 07:26:31 PM »

This looks awesome!! It kinda reminds me of the inside of one of those HUGE jaw breakers we had as kids (and never managed to finish lol). Great job! I don't think I'd have the patience to finish it either lol.
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010 08:06:27 PM »

OMG! I friggin love this! Great!!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010 06:45:08 AM »

I have one word for this - WOW!!!  Being someone who's never really gotten the hang of french knots, this is just completely amazing!!  It looks really really wonderful Smiley  And so colourful!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010 07:16:44 AM »

Love this! It really reminds me of a Willy Wonka gobstopper! Great job for your first piece!
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 03:20:51 PM »

I love this, it's just so striking! It reminds of something seen through a microscope, it looks alive somehow. Great first post!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010 07:42:04 PM »

Thanks everyone! I never really thought it looked like a gobbstopper until it was mentioned here, but now I can't see much else. Ha ha! Makes me want to go back and add some white around the outside, but meh. One good trick I found for french knots is to use both hands. One hand holds the floss taut, the other slowly pulls it back through. I found if I didn't do that then the knot would end up real puffy. Hope this helps any of you with your own knots.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2010 07:42:38 PM »

all i can say is WOW oh WOW
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