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LauraM
« on: January 06, 2013 08:05:24 PM »

Hello, there!

My name is Laura and I just joined here. I'm a wedding and portrait photographer by trade from Dallas, TX, USA, with a background in graphic design and illustration. I love fine art and crafts of all types, and I've been meaning to try my hand at embroidery for the longest time. Joann's fabric's was having a sale on embroidery floss this week, so I picked up a ton of it on Wednesday and happily raced home to get started!

I'm not much of a tester/swatch maker/practicer, so I just drew these up and dove right in without practicing stitches. hehe Hopefully my stitches will get neater/more even on both sides of the hoop! The camera one is the first one, it probably took me about 6 hours, as I was teaching myself all of the stitches, and the umbrella took me two hours.

I look forward to checking out *your* works and getting to know each of you. Smiley

Have a great day!

xo -Laura







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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013 09:57:32 PM »

Welcome to Craftster! Lovely work Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013 11:48:19 PM »

Neat writing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013 05:12:45 AM »

Hurrah! Welcome to Craftster Smiley

I lose the SLR you embroidered. And the backside is a whooole lot neater than some of my first embroidery projects. You did such a lovely job on both hoops Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013 03:27:30 PM »

You did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013 04:12:41 PM »

I think you did a great job,  anything by hand is a work of art !  Smiley Keep at it, It's fun !
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013 08:22:27 PM »

Cute!  I've been wanting to try embroidery myself!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013 10:56:45 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, guys! Smiley

Jennifer, you should try it! It seems pretty simple, just time consuming depending on the pattern you use!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013 07:21:05 AM »

great job for a beginner.. and for the art, that's what I always tell people when I need my camera which happens to have dead batteries all the time heh Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013 06:57:40 AM »

Welcome! Great job! I love the Home is Where the Camera is. Love the colors.
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