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Topic: I'll embroider that origami!  (Read 9835 times)
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« on: September 10, 2011 08:19:32 AM »


For This hoopla swap round my partner said she liked Japanese things so I went looking around for images..I am not one of those people who likes to steal directly from wists/pinterest, so I wanted to come up with something new. I was looking around and I found this origami paper with different designs in each fan. I decided to do this myself. Working out the pattern was a little difficult but I figured it out.
Here is the pattern I worked out which you are welcome to use:

I had to enlarge it a bit, because the fans were way to tiny when I started out.

I also used a silly fabric for embroidery, it is a rather thick striped fabric almost like a corduroy, I would not recommend this. Every time I put my needle on one of the ridges it was more difficult to get through. So sometimes the tension was uber funky.

 I started out thinking that I might use this as an exercise to try out new stitches and filling stitches but then I thought, I should use some imagery so I picked the koi,

 the hiroshige wave,

the cherry blossom, peony and matryoshka dolls.

 The rest of the fans are all improvised or experiments in types of stitches (which was totally fun in and of itself).  New Stitches on this would be  the french knot (which is so fun to do once you get the hang of it), Chain stitch, Blanket button hole stitch and the long and short satin stitch. I am really realizing that there is a whole world of interesting stitches that I am not using so I am going to try and incorporate them more into my designs.

I also attempted to make my back look a little neater. I know that some people do Super neat backs but this was the first time I tried weaving back in on the back side, So although this is still super messy, it is a step in the right direction for me and my process of learning.

Tell me what you think! Comments and Criticism welcome, as I am still learning this enormously diverse craft it always appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011 08:45:29 AM »

These are so intricate and beautiful!  I really love the cherry blossoms and the wave, ohmygosh.  I too am just discovering embroidery, I never knew how much a needle and thread could do!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011 08:58:54 AM »

This is GORGEOUS!  I'm so jealous right now!  I want this hoop!  If your partner doesn't want this hoop you can ship it to me!  Wink  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011 09:25:00 AM »

This is beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011 09:46:14 AM »

This TOTALLY "rocks!!"  Shocked Fantastic work.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011 09:47:24 AM »

LOVE AND WANT!!!!!!!  Just fair warning - I may steal this idea for myself so that I can practice my own hooplas!
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011 10:11:24 AM »

Wow! Nicely done.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011 10:20:40 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous! Lucky swap partner. Putting this on my Pinterest, BTW.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011 10:49:40 AM »

Thanks! It was a lot of fun... and neat to discover new stitches.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011 11:12:14 AM »

Absolutely beautiful.  Embroidery was my first craft and it is still my favorite (40 years later) - Yeah, I learned it in the womb  Grin  cuz I'm pretty sure I can't be as old as the calendar tells me. . . .
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011 12:22:10 PM »

that is absolutely stunning! I had to pin it, of course.

Definitely enviable. Can I be your partner next time? Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011 12:29:36 PM »

This is just beautiful!!!  Good work!
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011 12:46:12 PM »

OH my goodness that so pretty! Amazing job and lucky partner!!! Thanks for posting  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011 04:51:53 PM »

This hoop is drool worthy!
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011 01:52:41 AM »

I would love to get that hoop in the mail!
 Also, I think the satin wrapped hoop is the perfect finish. Don't worry so much about the back, unless you are doing a hankie, or something of that sort. Weaving the threads in is a good thing.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011 02:34:28 AM »

this is so beautiful, really awesome.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011 07:54:01 AM »

Wow, Mezcraft! Just, WOW!!  It turned out amazingly beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011 09:41:00 AM »

Lovely, and good job choosing colors.
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011 11:52:18 AM »

PINNED!

I had a hard time choosing which fan was my favorite,
I think it's a close race between the koi fish and the nesting dolls!

You did a wonderful job Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2011 02:54:44 PM »

Oh man, these are so fantastic!!!
I can't get enough Japanese theme, and this is beautifully done!
You are awesome!
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2011 06:16:14 AM »

you did such a good job on this.  it's so beautiful.
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« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2011 06:52:49 AM »

Love it...thanks for sharing the pattern!
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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2011 07:03:47 AM »

This has got to be one of the most gorgeous hoops, ever!
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2011 08:40:40 AM »

This has got to be one of the most gorgeous hoops, ever!

i totally agree.  this should be featured in a magazine or something.
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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2011 09:38:23 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the contrast of the dark background with the bright fans.
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2011 12:37:50 PM »

Really neat idea and so much intricate detail. Love it!
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2011 03:24:35 PM »

You did such an amazing job. The fans are just beautiful.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2011 01:37:38 PM »

Holy carp. I want to quilt this. May I use the pattern for a nice quilt with these fans as applique?
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011 01:48:43 PM »

Holy carp. I want to quilt this. May I use the pattern for a nice quilt with these fans as applique?

Sure, I based the design ( loosely) on an origami paper, so go for it...
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2011 03:16:09 PM »

This is GORGEOUS!  I'm so jealous right now!  I want this hoop!  If your partner doesn't want this hoop you can ship it to me!  Wink  Great job!
Agreed! This is an amazing hoop! I love it.
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2011 03:56:50 PM »

Beautifully done!!!
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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2011 01:19:03 PM »

Well, your swap partner is one lucky person.  You did a beautiful job with the stitching, not to mention your design and research!
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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2011 11:25:07 AM »

Beautiful:)
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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2011 10:47:53 AM »

That is so so pretty.  Love it Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2011 09:31:46 PM »

Just amazing and beautiful! I love how much detail was put into these fans. It's quite inspiring!
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« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2011 04:36:03 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful! Definitely something I would proudly hang on my wall. I love that you did a different design in each fan, and they all look so lovely it's hard to pick a favorite! What a beautiful job!
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« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2011 09:55:20 PM »

Wow - What a great piece of art!
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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2011 04:06:05 PM »

This is lovely. I am especially fond of the koi fish.
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011 08:23:00 PM »

amazing work, love the detail. Beautiful and very inspiring and unique
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2012 09:17:18 PM »

I've admired this piece of embroidery for a long time but had no idea until just tonight that you made it!  It's so intricate and stunning.
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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2012 09:42:46 PM »

This is fabulous. Just fabulous.
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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2012 08:54:26 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2012 09:40:55 AM »

Amazing! I can barely hand-stitch in a straight line, so to me this is just beyond comprehension. Absolutely beautiful.
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Beautiful.  I'd love to hang this in my home!
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