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« on: April 06, 2011 04:40:22 PM »

I made a pattern, based on a 17th century pen and ink drawing in the Boston Museum of Fine Art.
It is 7.25" tall and 9.5" wide.

I used Solvy soluble paper interfacing for pattern transfer.  With the exception of a few back stitches, this is stitched entirely in split stitch, using DMC thread on linen recycled from a thrift store table cloth.

To give it a slightly aged appearance, I soaked it in strong black tea for 15 minutes after completion,

I wanted something medieval and whimsical.  It took almost a year (20 minutes at a time, here and there).  Im rather pleased with it 

Thanks to muddlepud for their tutorial on lacing embroidery http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335956.0
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011 09:42:17 PM by Aliped » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011 04:59:39 PM »

I'm pretty dang impressed!! That is awesome!

« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011 05:07:53 PM »

Holy crap! Huge and awesome!

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011 06:11:36 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous!  I can totally understand the inspiration the piece gave you.  It's gorgeous!

(would you be willing to share the original pattern?  if not, i'd understand!!)

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011 01:36:15 PM »

I like that very much! The monochrome and strong, antique design looks fab - great work!

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011 03:28:05 PM »

Wow! Great work.

« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011 08:41:27 AM »

very cool! Great job.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011 12:59:00 AM »

That is amazing, Really beautiful

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