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Topic: Embroidery Hoopla R4 - Diptych Round!! (SU CLOSED, SO 3/21/11)  (Read 110231 times)
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« Reply #650 on: February 24, 2011 06:11:58 PM »

Hello!  Stitching along, not as far along as I had hoped but I've been planning a fund raiser for my Daughters cheer team and it has slightly taken over my life. (Rockabilly night!)  LOL!  At least that will be over this weekend and I can get back to my corner of the couch with a needle and thread.
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« Reply #651 on: February 24, 2011 06:18:28 PM »

With metallics, couching them down instead of backstitch might work quite well (depending on what sort of design you're doing of course). The less you have to pull it through the fabric, the better. Also, I seem to remember someone in a previous round getting great results with blending filaments too - good shine, with less of the PITA factor ...
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« Reply #652 on: February 24, 2011 06:24:11 PM »

I havent made to much progress on my hoops... I have the hoops, I have the materials I need, I have the floss.... I just havent had the TIME.... hopefully i can start this weekend!!


and with the metalic thread thing..... from personal experience..... it works better for me with shorter lengths and THRAED HEAVEN.......... and yeah, blending filament works well too, but still the shorter lenghts and the TH make it all that much more friendly!!
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« Reply #653 on: February 24, 2011 07:36:36 PM »

I havent made to much progress on my hoops... I have the hoops, I have the materials I need, I have the floss.... I just havent had the TIME.... hopefully i can start this weekend!!


I'm in the same boat. I have everything ready to go but I just haven't been able to carve out any stitching time. We have houseguests AGAIN this weekend but I'm hoping to have Sunday evening to start working.

I can't believe some people are getting close to sending!! That's exciting. I love an early gallery Smiley!
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« Reply #654 on: February 24, 2011 08:11:32 PM »

...I seem to remember someone in a previous round getting great results with blending filaments too - good shine, with less of the PITA factor ...

I saw this, and the effect is awesome. But, what are blending filaments and where do you get them? I feel like I'm missing out on something shiny and cool.
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« Reply #655 on: February 24, 2011 08:27:50 PM »

With metallics, couching them down instead of backstitch might work quite well (depending on what sort of design you're doing of course). The less you have to pull it through the fabric, the better. Also, I seem to remember someone in a previous round getting great results with blending filaments too - good shine, with less of the PITA factor ...

Am I the only person who has never had a problem with metallics??
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« Reply #656 on: February 24, 2011 09:40:13 PM »

I know part of my problem with the shinies is that I'm always (unconsciously) turning my needle/thread around and around and around - my regular floss gets very kinked/twisted, and I have to let it untwist every once in a while.  But the metallics don't like how I stitch at all.  Grin

I will have to go check into Thread Heaven, see what's that all about!?!
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« Reply #657 on: February 24, 2011 10:02:40 PM »

With metallics, couching them down instead of backstitch might work quite well (depending on what sort of design you're doing of course). The less you have to pull it through the fabric, the better. Also, I seem to remember someone in a previous round getting great results with blending filaments too - good shine, with less of the PITA factor ...

Am I the only person who has never had a problem with metallics??

Nope! I haven't either. Smiley
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« Reply #658 on: February 24, 2011 10:24:50 PM »

I will have to go check into Thread Heaven, see what's that all about!?!
Same here, it looks like a great idea on their web site.

Forgot to say that you do need to extend your estimated finish time. Mine took @ 1/3 longer than expected, but I think that will lessen as I get practice.

As I said, it IS worth the effort to use metallics. I wasn't sure when I was sewing, but seeing my finished product tells me I will use it again.
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« Reply #659 on: February 25, 2011 02:12:54 AM »

...I seem to remember someone in a previous round getting great results with blending filaments too - good shine, with less of the PITA factor ...

I saw this, and the effect is awesome. But, what are blending filaments and where do you get them? I feel like I'm missing out on something shiny and cool.

The Joann's here has blending filament, its by the floss, on a spool, in a package....they have different colors, but they are all kinda translucent/iridescent.... you can use it with thread and it adds just that bit of sparkle....I have used it by itself but its REALLY thin, I was making teeny tiny  little snow flakes.

Here is a link ... they have a bigger color selection than they do at Joann's
http://www.everythingcrossstitch.com/c-169-kreinik-blending-filament.aspx?AFFILIATEID=10170
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