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fenixjls
« on: September 24, 2012 08:30:39 PM »

My brother's getting married in November and as a present for him and his soon-to-be wife, I wanted to embroider our family crest. Our heritage has always been important to us and it's the best way I can think of to welcome her into our family. This is just my practice piece. I had to try it out first. You can't tell very well from this picture, but a lot of my threads are loose from using a satin stitch. I was thinking of using a long and short stitch instead??? Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012 11:46:25 PM »

i found that if I work in smaller sections using the satin stitch it works much better and is less likely to become loose
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012 09:05:17 PM »

Thanks for the tip
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012 07:09:23 AM »

I think it also depends on the fabric you use. Cottons always seem to hold satin stitches better. Also, how many strands are you using?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 05:56:27 PM »

I'm actually going to do the second one on white cotton. I started out with two strands of DMC, but switched to one closer to the end. However, when I used one thread, I was covering a smaller area (the tail and chains)
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013 01:47:50 PM »

that looks friking awesome and i love this idea. where did the family crest come from?
is the black stitched or coloured?
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