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« on: March 15, 2011 07:25:54 AM »

I made these embroideries for gatheredthreads in the latest round of the Invite your Partner swap, and I wanted to show them off here too Smiley

These were actually pretty hard for me, because I have a fear of sea creatures. Especially anything with tentacles. Happily gatheredthreads was cool with them being cartoony (they're for her daughter's room), so I was ok.

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I based the jellyfish on PosiTori's crocheted ones, because gatheredthreads had them on her wist. Happily, she received a whole set from PosiTori in the same swap, so they match!
(PosiTori's amazing jellyfish - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361915.msg4246775#msg4246775)

I stitched him in DMC satin floss, which is 100% stranded EVIL. I will never stitch in satin again. Evil.
Ahem. Anyway, I used backstitch, long-and-short, satin stitch, and threaded running stitch. Including frame he's about 7 inches across if I remember correctly, more in height.

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I also made this little seascape (4 inches across), which is a total knock off of penelopewaits' mini aquarium, only with crayon tinting, and a bit less good. Gatheredthreads had wisted the original, so I wanted to make her something I knew she'd like.





(here is penelopewaits' original -  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=369670.msg4345501#msg4345501)

Thanks for looking! Ooh, also, if anyone has any tips for embroidering with satin, I'd be very grateful. It just about killed me.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011 08:08:14 AM »

I have never used satin floss, but I'd say you did an amazing job.  I love the way you stitched the tentacles and it was really sweet of you to make that even though it bothered you.

I also love the addition of the crayon tinting to the aquarium.  It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011 08:10:22 AM »

I love the jellyfish's tentacles! They look AMAZING!  He came absolutely perfect!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011 08:12:51 AM »

wow I love the jellyfish one! beautiful stitching and the colors are wonderful
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011 08:44:36 AM »

as someone who absolutely loves sea creatures, this is amazing!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 01:05:53 PM »

Oh my, that jellyfish is ADORABLE. 

Fantastic job on both of them!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2011 03:33:36 PM »

Gorgeous! I love your stitching, I love the colors, I love the pictures! Love It, hitting ROCKS!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011 06:58:03 AM »

Great job. I too love how you stitched the tentacles.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011 11:39:37 AM »

Adorable! Like everyone else has said, it looks absolutely perfect and the tentacles are just beyond amazing. You'd never know you struggled with the thread!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011 05:53:22 PM »

Wow! Awesome work! The jellyfish is too adorable for words.
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