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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013 10:20:53 PM »

Stunning piece of embroidery. The shading on the mouth is beautiful and the stumpwork fly looks so real. Love his red eyes and his beautiful wings.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013 05:36:41 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013 07:53:37 AM »

It is amazing!
I love it.
You are so talented.
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013 09:41:21 AM »

Thank you, I'm glad you like it!  Smiley
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i am in love with this hoop!!!   Shocked

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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2013 07:16:28 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2013 06:51:40 AM »

This so much awesome!!!!
I love all the different colors you used in the mouth and THAT fly is perfection!!

I also really like how you added that border, amazing job!
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013 09:29:34 PM »

Oh my gosh, I love that fly!  You're stitching is great as always, but that fly is blowing me away.  Can you recommend a good stumpwork how-to guide/book?  Not that I'm anywhere near being ready for such a challenge, but I must know!  THanks!
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2013 05:18:34 AM »

Thank you both!   Smiley

Here's a web page about stumpwork:  http://www.dicraft.co.za/blog/how-to-make-stumpwork-shapes/

So far I haven't tried any wired stumpwork, I've just been working over felt.  Felt has the advantage of being easy to handle, non-fraying, and can form curvy shapes without a wire.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2013 07:24:19 AM »

Here are some amazing and inspiring embroidered insects that made me want to try this:  http://www.clairemoynihan.co.uk/gallery/
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