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Topic: Stitch-A-Long: Try Three New Stitches  (Read 6545 times)
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« on: May 20, 2005 07:20:38 AM »

Hey! This is a spin-off of sorts of the limit-your-colors stitch-a-long. The main goal of this stitch-a-long will be to break you outside your embroidering "box"--i.e. we all have a stitch or two that we depend on a lot, but would like to learn more. So, I think using three new stitches (probably along with your old stand-bys, too!) is the beginning of this stitch-a-long.

Any ideas you guys have about patterns, subject matters, or colors... it's open now, so let's hear it and make it fun! Also, this might be a good place to post links to new thread tutorials, etc.

Needlecrafter has a pretty good directory of stitches: http://www.needlecrafter.com/. Under "Library," go to "Stitches."
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005 08:29:29 AM »

i'm in!  Smiley if only i could think of what i want to do next...

edited to say: what's that other website that has a lot of stitches?
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2005 11:02:21 AM »

I haven't even started my 3 color embroider yet but maybe I'll do both at the same time. Here's a site:
 http://www.craftown.com/instruction/embroidery.htm
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2005 02:35:28 PM »

This one has a ton of stitches on it, too! 

http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html

Her work is quite inspiring as well!
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005 01:28:19 PM »

i remembered the website!

http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/embroidery/index.html

ps I designed my pattern and i learned 2 stitches so far! now i need to transfer the pattern to fabric, learn the 3rd stitch (which I'm not sure what it's going to be) and then embroider it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005 12:16:28 PM »

When I was small and taught to stitch, my grandma had me practice on striped fabric, each stripe being a different stitch
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2005 07:35:18 PM »

I did mine! I learned how to do the whipped backstitch (which I had to learn how to do the basic backstitch to do, yes I have gone 6 monthes embroidering without learning how to backstitch *gasp*  Wink) which is the hair (it doesn't look very cool because it's all in black, but in 2 seperate colors the whipped backstitch looks great), scalloped edge (in the stitch-t kit) which is the bottom edge of the dress and french knots which are the polka dots on the girl's dress. Other than that the only stitch I used was the split stitch. I did the theme of "I feel pretty". Here are the pics!

The entire embroidery



Close up of her hair



Close up of the bottom edge of her dress and some of the french knots



Anyone else done?

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005 07:26:45 AM »

That is way too beautiful, cowgirl. I love the new stitches and the "I Feel Pretty!" I'm sadly behind... I'll try to catch up soon! Nice work!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2005 08:49:33 AM »

That is really awesome!  I haven't had a chance to even start mine yet.  However, I don't really know what I want to embroider, so that's some of the delay.  Also, I have a few other projects I still need to do.  But your lovely and charming work is inspiring me!  Did you draw the picture, too?
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2005 05:07:45 PM »

That is way too beautiful, cowgirl. I love the new stitches and the "I Feel Pretty!" I'm sadly behind... I'll try to catch up soon! Nice work!!

thank you!  Smiley
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