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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010 10:27:42 AM »

This is truly beautiful.  I love the many stitches and layers this has... and the textures!  Like the previous posters, I too love the organza for the fins.  That is genius.  What a lucky partner you have!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010 01:07:34 PM »

Thank you everyone!

I'm plotting and scheming for my next piece right now, and I think I might use organza again somehow. It catches the light so nicely.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010 08:50:19 PM »

WOW! very cute
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010 10:10:03 PM »

Love the colour scheme, and I love the technique of embroidering onto one fabric then sewing it onto another.  How did the organza hold up to the stitching - was it very delicate?  What's this technique called? Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010 01:22:30 AM »

Hmmm, I'm not sure if there's a special name for it. I suppose it's a form of applique? I've done a bit of stumpwork in the past, and stumpwork usually involves stitching separate pieces (often wired or stuffed), then attaching them to the main embroidery. Although this piece isn't stumpwork, I've probably been influenced by the techniques here.

The organza was pretty delicate. I stitched it in a frame, and blanket stitched the edges to minimise the risk of it falling apart. I wouldn't expect it to survive rough treatment though. I have done wired pieces by fusing a double layer of organza with fusible web, and that's probably a little sturdier.

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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2010 06:45:22 AM »

this is absolutely gorgeous!! the fins are amazing, you have a very lucky swap partner!! I'm fairly new to embroidery and this is such an inspiration!!
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2010 12:38:42 PM »

WOW!  That is absoloutely fantastic, well done!
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2010 07:48:40 PM »

What an amazing goldfish!  It's perfectly stitched!
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2010 08:39:14 PM »

It's really lovely.  I enjoy seeing great technique.
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010 09:09:57 AM »

This is gorgeous and I love the contrast of the silk and the goldfish.

Does your camera have a macro setting? Most digital cameras indicate the setting with a little flower. That helps so much when I take detail pictures because that's what it's for.
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