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« on: June 07, 2012 07:44:52 AM »

Im loving whitework embroidery at the moment.  I did some Carrickmacross lace recently, and I decided to have a bash at cutwork.   

I also love sloths.  I really, really love them. So whats the obvious choice for my next foray into whitework?  Sloths!

My design is some hibiscus flowers just about to be eaten by a sneaky sloth!  Sloths love hibiscus flowers.  I gave the flowers a bit of texture the stamens are done in French knots, and I gave the sloth a nice furry coat.

This was so much fun to embroider!  If I did it again Id use a whiter thread this one looks a little cream, and use a sharper pair of scissors to cut the background cloth away.  You need really sharp scissors for this.  If youve got sharp scissors and know how to do buttonhole stitch, youre pretty much sorted on cutwork!


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012 10:27:45 AM »

You just made me a fan of whitework too! That's really, really pretty and fun. Love the look!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012 12:18:16 PM »

Beautiful, I've never seen that before! The sneaky sloth is a great surprise too!

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012 05:56:57 AM »

That is so fab!

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