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« on: December 28, 2011 07:24:25 PM »

I participated in a secret santa exchange, and my partner happened to be a Terry Pratchett fan like myself. I wanted to make something that would be useful, but I couldn't think of anything. So, I turned to the next best thing... embroidery art for the wall! I looked all over the internet for an image that I liked and then edited down the details to a simple outline and winged the rest.

Here, I had originally used crayon to tint and ironed it before stitching. I liked the mash of odd greens and yellows behind the bolder floss colors.


Unfortunately, after washing the pencil lines out, the crayon tint also washed out. I'm not sure why that happened. So, I had to go over everything with colored pencil which ultimately looked much better. I also knotted in some "flowing" waterfalls.


Here it is just before framing. I split up the strands and ironed everything a little more, but muslin is so darn stubborn when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles.


And finally, all I had was a shadow box frame, but it worked out nicely. I heard that my secret santa said it was the best gift he'd ever gotten for Christmas. I can only hope that's true! I was so pleased that I may be making another one for myself as soon as I get the time.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011 08:53:21 AM »

That's awesome!  I love Terry Pratchett too.  Your shading is really cool.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011 03:00:51 PM »

that is real neet. i hope i can be that good some day! i just finished a ladybug hoop.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011 03:17:14 PM »

Thank you Smiley It's super easy really, just about 4 hours of backstitch. If I had more time I would have filled in some spots with satin stitch and tried something crazy to make the world stand out a bit more, but I was trying to fit it in a very tight window to allow for shipping deadlines.

I think that when/if I get around to making another for myself I'm going to force myself to learn some more stitches to add to the detail, even though I like how simple this one was.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011 06:54:47 PM »

AWESOME!!! The crayon tinting looks really nice.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011 10:18:38 PM »

The crayon actually washed out Huh I'm not sure why, so I had to use colored pencil instead. I think the pencil actually looks better than the crayon!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012 10:33:55 AM »

Very cool. I love the little extra touches you did.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012 01:45:00 AM »

Just saw that I made it onto Mr Xstitch as Craftster pick of the week last week. So exciting!!!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/01/18/craftster-pick-of-the-week-the-great-atuin/
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