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« on: February 04, 2011 03:58:22 PM »

When I recently saw an article in Country Living magazine about creating an embroidered portrait, I was instantly entralled.  They looked like lovely line drawings!  Using a straight pin, the technique is to poke holes in paper using a photocopy of a favorite photo as a guide.  Then, lines are made by connecting the dots together by stitching through the holes.

I consider this a practice try, as I want to get a better quality paper suitable for framing as a gift for my sister.  But the technique proved fun, and I definitely will be creating a better one soon!

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http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/how-to-make-embroidered-portraits#fbIndex1

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011 06:36:06 PM »

Ooh, very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011 08:24:16 PM »

This is so nifty! I would love to do this with the kids. I think they'd like the idea of sewing on paper and if it was a simple enough design be able to do it themselves. What a fun gift for them to give someone! I'd make some too of course Wink.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 06:19:21 AM »

fill it in with blackwork stitches, here is examples of many stitiches for gradient: http://www.trishstuff.com/?p=778
for freestyle needlepoint to give it dimension, shading , see this example: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yTEpoJ9_KNM/S3qmHjtTIGI/AAAAAAAAD2U/_BMmkWzUxWQ/s1600-h/flickr_tbz.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 08:27:03 AM »

I love embroidered portraits...and he's a cutie! Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011 09:37:33 AM »

Very neat!
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