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Vicelikeplague
« on: January 03, 2013 12:50:32 PM »

Ta Dah!  it is finished, blackwork is such a time suck, but ultimately worth it!



I have only used three different patterns in this piece, but have used different weight threads, they are:

DMC - coton a broder
         Stranded cotton (one and two strands)
         Machine thread
         Gossamer thread
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013 01:19:23 PM »

Very Lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013 02:04:37 PM »

I really like this. I think the black makes the tail pop more, simple (although I know it was far from that) and elegant. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013 03:04:25 PM »

Incredible blackwork! Pinned, rocked and adored. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013 03:16:46 PM »

ho lee cow.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013 04:07:21 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous.  I am in awe of the way you used different weight threads and different patterns to get the shading you have.  I ditto, HSG.  Pinned, rocked, adored!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013 08:10:58 PM »

Jaw-dropping.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013 06:01:24 AM »

That is amazing!
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Vicelikeplague
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013 09:50:42 AM »

Thank you for all your lovely comments.  When I finished this piece, I wasn't entirely happy with it.  I thought it was better than the first attempt, posted here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=410336.msg4844514#msg4844514.  However, it has grown on me, then I got to read all of your lovely comments which gave me greater confidence in my abilities!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013 10:41:56 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful. I love blackwork, and what you've done with it is amazing.  Cheesy
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