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honeybone
« on: October 26, 2011 09:38:50 PM »

Two pretty simple pin up girls, using pictures I found by googling 'naked woman line drawing' or something like that. This is my first go doing embroidery that isn't cross stitch and I really love it. So quick! Anyway, even though they are nothing compared to the amazing things I see on here I am really proud of them both, and the gal with the whip is now framed and ready to give as a gift.

 
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Finished this one last night! I really like her and I love the way my stitches are getting neater. Does anyone have any tips on framing them though? I just did a line of glue around some paper and then glued it to my fabric but it doesn't look so good!
 
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Would love any and all feedback, thanks  Cheesy
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deruku
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011 10:08:21 PM »

I love them!
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honeybone
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011 10:12:33 PM »

thank you! I do too  Wink
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Taramor
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011 02:13:28 AM »

Good work - they are very elegant.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2011 03:11:42 PM »

Those are so great! The lines are so clean.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2011 08:09:50 PM »

Meee-Ow! Very nice! The girl with the whip really makes me grin Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011 08:22:31 PM »

Great work!

Re your question - the best way to prepare embroidery for framing is to stretch it over a board (acid free mat board or foam board is good), with or without batting to pad it, and lace it across the back with a herringbone stitch and strong thread. Look up "lacing an embroidery" and you'll find instructions and tutorial to help you. .... in fact there's a craftster tute here ...
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011 08:50:40 PM »

Thanks a lot! Sounds a little complicated to me but if it means nicely displayed pieces then it is worth it.

And really, thank you so much for your reply jemimah, I really admire your work and may have gotten butterflies when I saw you had replied.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011 09:17:56 PM »

It is easier than it sounds - worth the effort, especially when you've put time into a nice piece of embroidery.

... and thanks! you'll make me blush Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011 02:39:19 AM »

Very good work - embroidery does really lend itself to simplistic lines IMO.  Your stitches are so neat and tidy - can't believe it's your first go at it. 
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