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« Reply #840 on: June 20, 2013 10:15:47 AM »

Aww, Smeddley, that's too bad. I'm sure your backup project will be great.  Never give up, never surrender!  

Krafty, if you saw my stuff in person you'd know I haven't been doing it for years, what a mess of threads on the back, and sooo many wrinkles in the fabric!   Cheesy  Only this last piece, the eye, is at all polished.    I want to be able to produce finished pieces of art, which is very difficult, time-consuming and expensive with sculpture.  It took me literally years to get my last personal sculpture to a finished state.  And I can't manage to do any painting because of lack of space. For me, embroidery seems to embody some of the tactile sensations of sculpting, while allowing me to explore the color and shading aspects of painting.  So I want to truly master it, and have been devoting ungodly amounts of time to it.   Tongue
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« Reply #841 on: June 20, 2013 01:32:10 PM »

Starting to prepare to commence my felting Research Project.

Here are my sheep, pre-shearing, from left to right Yoggie (Yog-Sothoth), Valentine, Mimi, Tuli (Cthulhu), Pan (Pantalaimon):



Buckets of their filthy, filthy wool to be sorted and washed.  I'll probably start with the white bucket, which is Valentine's wool.  Hers is the nicest and cleanest.

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« Reply #842 on: June 20, 2013 01:55:28 PM »

Krafty, if you saw my stuff in person you'd know I haven't been doing it for years, what a mess of threads on the back, and sooo many wrinkles in the fabric!   Cheesy  Only this last piece, the eye, is at all polished.    I want to be able to produce finished pieces of art, which is very difficult, time-consuming and expensive with sculpture.  It took me literally years to get my last personal sculpture to a finished state.  And I can't manage to do any painting because of lack of space. For me, embroidery seems to embody some of the tactile sensations of sculpting, while allowing me to explore the color and shading aspects of painting.  So I want to truly master it, and have been devoting ungodly amounts of time to it.   Tongue

back-schmack.  my cross stitch looks horrid on the back.  but who really sees it?  Wink  as long as the front looks great, why worry about the back...well, depending on the piece I guess.  a hoop I wouldn't worry about, but something like an embroidered napkin probably should look nice.  but if you're learning to make it look nice, then that's good.  Smiley
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« Reply #843 on: June 20, 2013 04:48:10 PM »

This month has been crazy! I haven't even crafted a single thing for the games! But, this weekend, I have 2 things I must get done by Monday, and can knock out the June battle pretty easily, I think. I have all of the supplies, it's just a matter of getting the image ready...

I don't even remember what the rest of the challenges are. I need to take a quick peek... and then go and finish my end of year grades!
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« Reply #844 on: June 20, 2013 05:03:29 PM »

Oh my gosh Ludi you have sheep?! That is cool. Do you spin too?  I'm beginning to think there is nothing you don't do. Wink  Do you have a shop and yarn?
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« Reply #845 on: June 20, 2013 05:06:55 PM »

I don't spin, and in fact have done almost nothing with the sheep wool in spite of having them for years.   I've wanted to learn to felt their wool the whole time, but kept procrastinating.  There's nothing I can't take years getting around to doing!  Tongue  I sent some wool off to a spinner and then to a friend who knits, so was able to get a hat and gloves from the critters, but that's it so far.
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« Reply #846 on: June 20, 2013 05:16:57 PM »

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back-schmack.  my cross stitch looks horrid on the back.  but who really sees it?  Wink  as long as the front looks great, why worry about the back...well, depending on the piece I guess.  a hoop I wouldn't worry about, but something like an embroidered napkin probably should look nice.  but if you're learning to make it look nice, then that's good.  Smiley

Lol I'm the same way about my stitching. No one sees the back. Who cares? lol
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« Reply #847 on: June 20, 2013 06:02:31 PM »

I don't spin, and in fact have done almost nothing with the sheep wool in spite of having them for years.   I've wanted to learn to felt their wool the whole time, but kept procrastinating.  There's nothing I can't take years getting around to doing!  Tongue  I sent some wool off to a spinner and then to a friend who knits, so was able to get a hat and gloves from the critters, but that's it so far.

That's cool though. I can't imagine how much work it is to take care of sheep let alone then go and spin their wool.  I look forward to seeing your felting though.  How long have you had sheep?
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« Reply #848 on: June 20, 2013 06:40:20 PM »

back-schmack.  my cross stitch looks horrid on the back.  but who really sees it?  Wink  as long as the front looks great, why worry about the back...well, depending on the piece I guess.  a hoop I wouldn't worry about, but something like an embroidered napkin probably should look nice.  but if you're learning to make it look nice, then that's good.  Smiley
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Lol I'm the same way about my stitching. No one sees the back. Who cares? lol

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I figure, no one looks at the back, so what's a few threads or knots on the back (sometimes the thread twists as I work and ends up knotting in the back).  Tongue
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« Reply #849 on: June 20, 2013 06:47:38 PM »

I'm trying to learn stumpwork, which requires a neat back, so I practiced on my last piece even though the back is covered.  It does add a lot of work.  Tongue
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