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« on: February 18, 2012 08:54:42 PM »

Okay, I will be honest. I hummed and hawed whether or not I should post this because well, it's a bit self promotional but the craft of how I did it was something I wanted to share so I am going to!

I wanted to revamp my blog with an embroidered header image. So I began to think about what I wanted to do and I remembered that great "duddha" that had been shown on here. I loved the idea of the faux batik so I did it too! My painting is a little more free willing and more splatterly ( no, that's not a word and yes I am going to use it.)

I used four colours to do it and the school gel glue where I wanted it to be white. I had a lot of fun with this. I used a 20 inch hoop to do it in... and just played around with the paint! I like the splatterly effects ( yes I did just use it again..)

I then embroidered around the edges of the letter in variegated red thread and I was really happy with how it turned out. I think too that it's something I can take with me and put on a craft table when I go to shows as well...
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I think I would like to use this faux batik on more embroidery too, I was really impressed with how the acrylics held up and I can feel that this will be something I lean towards as it just feels and looks like "me".   I hope no one minds that I shared this....



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 01:04:26 AM »

It's a lovely banner, thank you for letting us know your techniques.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 04:33:29 AM »

I think this is nice, and something that would work well. Can you post a pic of the full finished hoop?  I love hoopla but am too shy to try.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 08:40:05 AM »

I think this is nice, and something that would work well. Can you post a pic of the full finished hoop?  I love hoopla but am too shy to try.

The great thing about stitching is that if it's not right you can unpick and try again, I am not ashamed to say I do it all the time.  If it's the designing of a pattern that intimidates you there are about a gazillion different patterns on line to choose from and lots and lots of simple ones.  Embroidery is the kind of thing that you get better at with practise. You can also do a lot with just simple straight stitches..Go for it! Really, It is an incredibly relaxing activity and the more you do it, the easier it is.

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012 08:57:00 AM »

I really like this, good job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012 03:10:37 PM »

That looks great mezcraft! I'm glad the technique worked out for you!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012 12:26:24 PM »

It looks great! I love the contrast of the floss with the faux batik.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012 10:41:24 AM »

This is such a fantastic idea! I am surely going to try this out! Smiley
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