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Topic: Adventures in Satin Stitching *Now with pattern*  (Read 4992 times)
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« on: April 12, 2011 08:01:47 AM »

My first foray into satin stitching occurred when I made my "elephants on trapezes" hoops for the Hoopla Diptych Swap. I decided that I wanted more practice, so I whipped up a little doodle and got to work:



I used silver thread for the glint in her eyes:



I know it's not perfect, but it was fun to make!

Here's the sketch I used--feel free to use it! I'd love to see your results.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011 08:21:22 AM »

Whoa that is spectacular!!!

(And nothing hand made should be "perfect"!) 
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011 09:52:56 AM »

this is beautiful! I love it.

great detail with the eyes.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011 09:57:29 AM »

I love this. Totally unique design. Very good work!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011 10:10:12 AM »

I absolutely love this! I think it looks pretty amazing... perfection isn't all it's cracked up to be.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011 10:37:39 AM »

this is gorgeous! love it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011 10:47:02 AM »

Looovely.  The colours are fab!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011 02:39:59 PM »

Oh well done!! What a fantastic design!
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011 07:07:16 PM »

That is amazing, beautiful work. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011 09:35:18 PM »

That is very lovely!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011 07:23:42 AM »

i like this a lot! and perfect is totally boring... this piece? beautiful and definitely not boring!
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011 08:13:37 AM »

i LOVE this - so pretty! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011 08:21:57 AM »

I love the colors you chose for this
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011 08:41:19 AM »

WOW. Not only is the satin stitch fantastic, the creativity in the design is amazing and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011 09:10:41 AM »

Geez this is gorgeous! The colors, design and stitching all are rockin'! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011 12:44:36 PM »

Just beautiful.  Love your stitches, colors and the gleam in her eye.  I really like the way you placed the eyes lower on the hoop and played with the perspective.  Looks nice on that white on white fabric, too!
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011 03:03:04 PM »

oooh i love that!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011 04:43:53 PM »

Great job in your stitching~ I also love the colors you used...hello everyone, I am new to this site and I really enjoy all of your work.  All of you are very talented. I only endevor to be as good as you ladies:)
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011 05:45:21 PM »

you have MAD skills  Shocked  this is amazing!!  had to put it on my fave list.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011 10:44:17 PM »

Love it! Just pinned it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011 01:47:28 PM »

I keep coming back to stare at the lovely lady, and can't help but wonder:  I know it's a doodle and all, but would you be open to sharing the line drawing?  I'd love to try my hand at this same patter - or similar, and am not so confident in my doodles right now.

Again, she's gorgeous!
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011 08:44:40 PM »

This is so beautiful. Your stitching is wonderful and so clean.
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2011 07:14:10 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2011 12:27:44 PM »

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! I just uploaded the sketch I worked from for your use if you're so inclined.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011 06:14:25 AM »

I have a question, for you satin stitch you outlined it. Did you do your fill first or your outline?  I've thought about outlining my satin stitch but I never know if I should do it before or after.  Thanks! She is beautiful. 
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011 12:50:44 PM »

rubylynns--Thanks! I did the fill first, then the outline. That's what Jenny Hart recommended, so that's what I did! Smiley Here are her instructions: http://www.sublimestitching.com/satinstitch.html
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011 05:55:56 PM »

Oooh wow, this is beautiful! Your satin stitching is perfection!
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Great doodle, stitching and colours!
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2011 07:14:42 PM »

It's so cool! What a great use of satin stitching, and such very good stitching. I'm glad you decided to use all that color--it's just right for this piece!
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2011 11:04:12 AM »

This is awesome!  I really like that the outlines are different colors than the satin stitches.  It helps to give it a lot of depth!
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2011 08:02:48 PM »

Your work is beautiful. I love the idea of making a patteren.
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2011 11:06:26 AM »

That's some gorgeous stitching! I love your color choices and those unusual swirly lines that make up the hair.
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