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Topic: Dyabolica Saves Mother's Day (embroidered tote)  (Read 2076 times)
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« on: May 26, 2005 05:21:11 AM »

You can start ruing today because I have a working digital camera now, so time to inflict pictures of my craftiness on you all!

I embroidered this tote for my grandmother for Mother's Day.  I found the patterns in a post by Dyabolica!  Thanks, Dyabolica!!!!


A picture without the flash that shows the color a bit better:


Close-up on the guy's face:


Close-up on the girl's face:


The swirls in metallic floss were a pain till I accepted that I shouldn't try going in and out of the same hole multiple times.  There are more pictures (all close-ups) in my craftster gallery if you're interested.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005 05:44:20 AM »

That came out really great!  Also, I agree with you, Dyabolica is pretty great, and metallic floss is the worst.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005 07:04:42 AM »

Thanks, Missbillie!!!!  Maybe we need metallic floss support groups.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005 08:15:27 AM »

I have banished it entirely from my apartment...   Cheesy

MFA - Metallic Floss Anonymous???  Sounds Great.  I'll be a charter member!
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2005 01:25:26 PM »

lmfao at the title! That came out super!!!I am so happy to see that I am not the only one who loved that pattern! As for metallic floss heres what I have learned, use a shorter length, because metallic is more delicate and the motion of in and out frays it, and thread heaven is your friend! I have found a new poduct made by kreinik thats a metallic filament that you blend with your regular floiss in the needle its ads sparkle and I have had better luck with it. I have also tried the machine metallic floss on spools and had luck with it.. I think the dmc stuff is crap, so I only use it when theres nothing else!
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2005 01:32:24 PM »

They are really super patterns!  Thanks again for sharing them!  Thanks for the pointers for metallics, too!!!!  I'll remember that when I make a couple for me!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005 05:28:46 AM »

Aw come on, Meatllics aren't that bad!!   Wink   Tongue  I seriously think I am the only one of my cross stitching buddies that truly enjoys working with it!! I should add that I also use the blending filament from Kreinik.  Take a double length of the size ou want (shorter IS better) place the loop of the folded filament through your needle, thread the ends through to secure the filament to the needle (add regular floss now, or just use filament)

Your work is very nice!! Great job!


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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005 05:42:30 AM »

Thank you!  I'm going to have to find that Kreinik stuff!  I found thread heaven while I was out yesterday buying dressmaker's carbon (my new best friend for making embroidery patterns), but I can def. think of some times I could use the kreinik, too!  And you're right, the floss isn't sooo horrible.  I just learned on this project (big time) that I don't want it to rub against itself a whole lot because that's part of what made it fray (although I have to admit I'm terrible about sticking with short lengths - I don't like making knots   Roll Eyes)
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2005 04:43:20 PM »

Oh Dyabolica,

Once again, you've come through...

I love that kreinic!  I found it and love it so much....

Spaz_muse, can I just say again what a lucky mama you have?!?!

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2005 05:02:57 PM »

Holey crap that's impressive.  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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