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« on: October 05, 2011 11:46:12 AM »

This is a gift for my nephew.  It is based on a character in one of my nephews books.  Hes two years old, so I added star fish and sea anemones to make it more interesting for him. 

It is entirely made with split stitch.

The silver scales are metallic thread, which was horrible to work with, and kept snagging.  It was worth it though, because in sunlight it really sparkles!

The book is der Regenbogenfisch (the rainbow fish) by Marcus Pfister.

« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011 11:54:07 AM »

Wow, that's a lot of work, it's amazing.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011 11:57:52 AM »

Thanks Antidigger.  If anybody has any tips for working with metallic threads, I'd love to hear them....
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011 12:03:42 PM »

Looks great and I used to watch a show with that fish.. don't remember the name though.

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011 12:25:51 PM »

this is beautiful! you did a great job, especially with the metallic thread! i, too, get super frustrated with the tangling... i think that using shorter lengths of metallic floss helps to cut down on the tangle factor.

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011 01:47:22 PM »

This looks great! I used to read that book all the time when I was little.


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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011 02:43:52 PM »

Wow, beautiful work and instantly recognizable.
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011 03:55:37 PM »

Wonderful work!

The Rainbow Fish was one of my favorite books when I was little :] 

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011 08:42:58 AM »

Great stitching. What a wonderful gift.

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