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« on: April 26, 2011 12:06:04 PM »

Okay... so I'm a total Gleek and really wanted to stitch something up while I was waiting on tonight's new episode. But I didn't want to do anything that SCREAMED 'Glee'. So I stitched up this little good-bye to Pavarotti... because 'Original Songs' was an AMAZING episode. Smiley

The bird/cage image I found for free online and free-handed it on the fabric. I watched two movies while I was stitching, so it didn't take long to do. The flash made the yellow super-bright... it's actually a little more subtle. Smiley




As always- constructive criticism is always welcome... I'm still learning here. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011 04:33:02 AM »

Ah, a great piece of embroidery inspired by a great episode - that was the one which aired this week in the UK, and I agree, it was fab.

I particulalrly love your lettering - any tips on how to get it so neat?
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011 05:00:09 AM »

I think it's great! I agree, the lettering is awesome-what's your secret?
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011 04:10:41 PM »

For the lettering I find a font I like online and then type up what I want to say in that font... print it out... then use carbon transfer paper to trace the text out on the fabric. You don't get all the details, but you get the basic shape of the letters and the spacing.

Plus- I love doing lettering. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011 04:31:51 PM »

oh it's so cute! Original Songs was simply THE BEST episode ever!
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011 07:31:09 PM »

too cute! do you plan the whole pattern out like you do with the lettering?
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011 08:23:38 PM »

too cute! do you plan the whole pattern out like you do with the lettering?

Sometimes. With this one I sketched the cage/bird on with pencil before I started to stitch. If I'm doing something really detailed I'll sometimes plan it out on my computer and then use the transfer paper... because I'm not an artist. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011 09:48:36 PM »

I really love your idea of planning it out on the computer.  I am also not an artist, but that might just work for me.  Also, the lettering is very nice.  Overall, awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011 01:58:08 AM »

Adorable Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011 11:23:53 PM »

too cute! do you plan the whole pattern out like you do with the lettering?

Sometimes. With this one I sketched the cage/bird on with pencil before I started to stitch. If I'm doing something really detailed I'll sometimes plan it out on my computer and then use the transfer paper... because I'm not an artist. Smiley

ooohhhh thanks.....I wish i was an artist >.< but helpful hints help noobs like me!
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