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« on: July 09, 2010 02:13:57 PM »

i had been admiring Jacque Davis' freeform embroidery on flickr and decided to try it myself.. it was a lot of fun.. and I made it into my craft and go tote... I usually don't sell my embroidery b/c most ppl couldn't or wouldn't afford what I would have to charge for the amount of hours put into it..




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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010 02:16:12 PM »

i forgot to include there are lots of stitches used, chain and diff variations of bullion knot.. fly stitch.. running stitch.. satin stitch etc
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010 02:36:43 PM »

Very lovely work! I've tried hand embroidering and cross stitch, Just don't have the patience! I understand how you would price accordingly! Takes a lot of time and skill. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010 03:54:55 PM »

thank you!! I find it more relaxing than patience taxing.. but perhaps that is because that is where my artistic skill is ;-)  I sometimes wonder if I am ADD and never knew it b/c I get all wired out unless I have some sort of stitching or other arts and crafts project in my hands :-)
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010 05:00:56 PM »

Amazing work and so many different stitches! Did you like doing free form?
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010 09:36:57 PM »

Thanks Kittykill! Yes I did.. it was nice to just do whatever.. I just grabbed a box of floss, my fabric and a needle and watched tv.. it is relaxing when you aren't worried about staying in the lines or having the exact right color.. I just went with it.. I will def do more of this in the future!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010 12:07:02 PM »

i really like this - i like the free style of embroidery in general, it's nice to see embroidery on something useful like a tote and i do like your choice of batik fabric.

i will have a go at this again i think Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010 08:28:41 PM »

This is lovely...and the batik fabric is wonderful as well! I just learned the bullion stitch and while it's a bit fiddly, it's so much fun to do and the results are awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010 08:34:13 PM »

oh this freeform is my new favorite.. I can just grab a handful of threads, a needle, and fabric and go to town.. it makes packing something crafty for a trip much easier.. I usually pack way to much to do when I go on vacation. i am thinking when we leave next week I am going to pack some sort of table runner or banner that I can randomly while we travel and I don't need a millions supplies or pattern books..

Lisa it is a bit fiddly but once you get the hang of it - watch out!! I have found that it works easier on a larger round needle rather than one that is more flat and smallish.. if you know what i mean...
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