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« on: August 17, 2010 09:17:00 AM »

I'd been wanting to make an embroidery of a blueprint for a while and when I found this old Jacquard loom part blueprint drawing it felt perfect, since I love weaving. I started working on it in march, but for some reason it didn't get finished until now. But I'm glad I finally picked it out of that box again, I'm really happy with how it turned out!


(Larger pic here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cross_stitch_ninja/4901654576/sizes/l/in/photostream/)





I'll wash it again to try to get the last remnants of transfer pencil out. It kept rubbing out when I was stitching, but still there are blue smudges left. Tongue Anyone got any tips on a good way to transfer patterns?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010 03:45:17 AM by Cross stitch ninja - Reason: Not a blueprint, I've been told » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010 09:43:58 AM »

You've got mad skills there! It looks incredible... like 'I can't believe she stitched that...' incredible!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010 10:03:04 AM »

This definitely rocks! My boyfriend is an engineer, so he spends a lot of his day looking at stuff like this (sometimes just for fun...) so a blueprint embroidery would be a great gift idea for him!
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010 12:39:44 PM »

wow this is way cool! damn, I wish I could embroider like that. great work!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010 02:14:46 PM »

That looks fantastic! Beautifully stitched (is it back or Holbein stitch??) and I love the monochrome design. Wisted and rocked.

About the transfer thing, for some of my detailed work, I trace designs lightly with a very sharp, hard pencil (2H, don't use a soft pencil). It seems to stay put remarkably well, and usually isn't visible after stitching - no washing out. This works best on light coloured, smooth fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010 02:41:52 PM »

Thank you!

Jemimah: Thanks for the tip, I'll try that next time. When you use pencil, how do you get the pattern from paper to fabric? Do you use a light table or something like that?

It's mostly made in back stitch.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2010 05:37:04 AM by Cross stitch ninja - Reason: Forgot to say what stitch I used » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010 03:04:35 PM »

This is one of the most beautiful pieces ever! I love it! Once again, you've blown me away.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010 09:45:14 PM »

So exquisite! At first sight, it looks like an ink and paper drawing! This totally rocks my loom off.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010 06:51:55 PM »

Oh wow. This is amazing. All your hard work was well worth it. This is an amazing piece. Hang it up and be proud. I know I would be.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010 07:18:10 PM »

That's absolutely stunning!

That's a patent by the way not really a blue print but since I'm a patent examiner, I think that makes it way cooler!

Kudos.
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