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« on: July 19, 2010 06:57:32 PM »

In late Spring I found a nice second-hand denim shirt that I decided to do a pretty piece of embroidery on. The large floral heart design was a free download I found I believe on Flickr, but I've searched all my bookmarks and I can't find the blog, so to whoever posted this, thank you so much, and this is for my personal use. This is my first attempt at Brazilian embroidery.

This was an 'accidental' shot, but it shows the piece in the beginning:


Here's a close-up of the finished piece:


and a shot of the shirt modeled by Yours Truly:


Finally, a work in progress of the companion piece, a floral heart from Mary Corbett's Needle 'n Thread done in regular embroidery floss on a $1.99 Salvation Army find straw bag:


The stitches used on the shirt are: Backstitch, Bullion Stitch, Chinese Knot, French Knot, Leaf stitch, Padded and Regular Satin stitch, Long & short stitch. It took nearly nine weeks and around 100 hours to finish. The thread is hand-dyed Brazilian Embroidery Rayon by Edmar.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010 07:29:57 AM »

Wow! So much texture and color! You did an amazing job! You keep getting better and better with each project. Love the beach shot!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010 10:37:38 AM »

Thanks, Pam! I joined a Brazilian Embroidery group at Mary Maxim, and I'm the baby of the bunch!  Roll Eyes 

Those 'old' ladies are a blast and they taught me so much...I can now do a textbook French knot, and the Bullion stitch is a blast to do!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010 02:29:06 AM »

wow! you've got so much detail into that
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