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« on: August 24, 2010 09:05:15 AM »

The image came from a retro Embroidery book. I felt that it had to be electric blue and am pretty happy with how it came out!




I also finshed this piece this week. A season that doesn't exist in Florida Sad



Any comments/critiques are welcome! I'm really trying to work on my embroidery skills - I love this craft! I'm also hunting for new image ideas ... I've been practicing tracing images with carbon paper and am stuck on new ideas for images to use.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010 09:42:19 AM »

Those look great!

I have a newbie embroiderer question. When you want to leave you work on the hoop (like you did), how do you finish the back. I'm afraid to just cut the fabric around the circle. I'm sure there is an official way, but I haven't found anything online.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 09:50:00 AM »

(1) thanks!

(2) I don't know! lol.

I struggle with this also. I've seen people leave about 1/2 an inch of fabric around the hoop, and fold that over and just glue it to the inside. I think that is the common/easiest way to 'finish' it. I've also seen people cut out fabric or thick paper and glue that to the back somehow.

If anyone has pics of how they finish their work I'd love to see it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 10:59:26 AM »

Very cute!

LimeRiot posted this link in the Embroidery Hoopla Swap: http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk/2010/06/embroidery-hoop-framing-tutorial.html

It shows how to frame your piece in the hoop. You can also skip the gluing if you don't want it to be permanent.

You can get embroidery patterns from pretty much anywhere! If you know what subject you want to embroider, google it along with "coloring page," "pattern," "embroidery," "stencil," "clip art," etc. Many vintage patterns are available for free on the internet.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010 11:06:45 AM »

awesome. thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010 12:34:48 PM »

Very cute!

LimeRiot posted this link in the Embroidery Hoopla Swap: http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk/2010/06/embroidery-hoop-framing-tutorial.html

It shows how to frame your piece in the hoop. You can also skip the gluing if you don't want it to be permanent.

You can get embroidery patterns from pretty much anywhere! If you know what subject you want to embroider, google it along with "coloring page," "pattern," "embroidery," "stencil," "clip art," etc. Many vintage patterns are available for free on the internet.

Thank you so much for that link! I also hadn't thought of looking for clip art. I try to find images that are simple and easy to trace and that would be perfect!
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010 06:46:22 AM »

Awesome stitching! I love the robot-he is just too cute for words. You're doing a great job-keep it up!
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