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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011 08:06:12 PM »

The nose ring and lips are wonderful! What do you plan to do with the finished peice?
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011 05:59:31 AM »

Thank you!  I can't make up my mind.  I originally was planning to make it for my shop, but now I want to keep it.  I've considered finishing it in the hoop, or lacing it and framing it.  I was also inspired by something I saw from another needlework artist on etsy.  She made a wide scallop edge fabric applique around her embroidery and then hooped it.  I'm considering using some sari fabric from a pair of pants that got shredded in the wash.  (my husband was very apologetic, lol).   The fabric is a sheer pinkish goldish red.  I'm just not sure if it will behave with interfacing, so I'm thinking of trying it on some scrap fabric and see how it looks.

Here's a link to the applique idea that I found inspiring....
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68644668/elephant-pull-toy-embroidery-with
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011 06:23:39 AM »

Oh wow.  This is lovely.  I love the pattern and the colours you've used Smiley  Lovely job.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011 03:39:15 PM »

this is so great! the colors are absolutely perfect. i hope you do a set of hindu gods & goddesses. kali has always been my favorite Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011 03:50:54 PM »

I originally was planning to make it for my shop, but now I want to keep it.  I've considered finishing it in the hoop, or lacing it and framing it.  
Keep it! This is so pretty, and a piece you learned new stitches on, so I think you should keep it in your collection.
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2011 06:36:48 PM »

I could see a wall of Hindu gods/goddesses if you could find complimentary patterns for them. Talk about awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2011 07:27:27 PM »

stunning.
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2011 05:08:53 AM »

I love all of the different stitches you put together in this piece and the how well the colors mesh!
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011 02:45:52 PM »

Gorgeous.  I say keep it and do some more Hindu deities.  I'd love to see a Ganesha in this style!
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2011 10:02:31 PM »

Yes, I agree on keeping it, hope you decide on making more gods/godesses.And we'll wait for the pretty picture of all youre pretty embroidered deities, (YAY!!!).   By the way what kind of fabric you used for the embroidery?
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