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Topic: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2! (SignUp CLOSED, SendOut 11/15/10)  (Read 58410 times)
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« Reply #480 on: October 16, 2010 03:28:01 PM »

Well, I finished the stitching on one, but I will have to wait until later this week to get it properly hooped up and completely finished. I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Perhaps I shall post a peek later.

Off to stitch the next one. 
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« Reply #481 on: October 16, 2010 04:09:01 PM »

started stitching today.  and then realized that i've been putting off school work so i gave my hoop to my mister to hide from me.  I may need to go to the store soon.  i can't decide if i want to stitch the background or not....

backstitch and satin stitch is all i'm going to be using, i think.  i'm not sure if i'm be using anything else.  =) 
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« Reply #482 on: October 16, 2010 04:26:03 PM »

OGD I am so sorry to hear that! I hope you heal faster than you did the last time......
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« Reply #483 on: October 16, 2010 04:27:12 PM »

Ok nooby question..... what does everyone stitch on? Will cotton fabic work ok?
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« Reply #484 on: October 16, 2010 05:12:54 PM »

Ok nooby question..... what does everyone stitch on? Will cotton fabic work ok?

Pretty much anything will work.  I generally stitch on cotton quilting type fabric or plain unbleached muslin.  A slightly heavier rather than lighter weight can be helpful - mostly just to support the weight of the thread and the pull of the needle going in and out.  I'm working on one as a wedding present now that's on a lighter weight fabric but I used a piece of drapery lining material for part of the design to give a bit more body to the stitched area.

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« Reply #485 on: October 16, 2010 05:29:43 PM »

OGD I am so sorry to hear that! I hope you heal faster than you did the last time......

THANKS....hopefully it isnt as bad as it was last time.... hey, last time was when you and I were partners in the art quilt swap.....

I guess if it had to happen again, what better time then when I can sit and stitch.. Grin

after so so so many hours of stitching today, Im really thinking that I should have used a different fabric.... Im going to keep going and hopefully I can pull it off..*keeping my fingers crossed*.... if not, we still have plenty of time....
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« Reply #486 on: October 16, 2010 05:30:09 PM »

usually cotton (or aida cloth for cross stitch) sometimes plain, sometimes patterned.

for one of my hoops i am thinking about trying to stabilze a crushed velvet poly to see if it will work.  and the other one i want to use burlap but i think that may be *too* coarse so i will have to look about...

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« Reply #487 on: October 16, 2010 05:37:55 PM »

I just did a hoop with linen, and I used 2 strands of floss for most of it... linen is so loose so I used a piece of iron on interfacing on the back of the material....and it worked like a CHAMP!!!.... Im using it right now on the back of quilters cotton and it is making live wonderful... and I know we have had the conversation about Thread Heaven before, but just thought Ide say it again, THREAD HEAVEN rocks!!!
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« Reply #488 on: October 16, 2010 07:10:36 PM »

I've been looking for Thread Heaven but haven't been able to find any.  Where did you get yours?  Huh
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« Reply #489 on: October 16, 2010 07:13:58 PM »

Well, I finally had a couple of hours this evening to stalk my partners and catch up on all the posts.  I'm at that point where I've stalked, came up with several ideas, and now I'm second guessing whether they will like what I've come up with.  I'd like to start on the first hoop tomorrow.........bu t I'm just not sure yet.  I think I need to stalk some more.
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