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« on: April 12, 2014 09:09:04 AM »

I made this for the current hoopla swap "places". My partner expressed loving coral reefs and tropical fish. So, here it is. I had trouble in the beginning narrowing down which fish to use. Doing an online search of tropical fish revealed a staggering amount of colorful fish. I settled on this group, and even didn't do several that I had intended to do because once I got into it I realized I'd bitten off quite a chunk in attempting all the detail. But alas, I completed it and it has been well received.


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014 12:37:53 PM »

Lovely fish and all quite recognisable for their different species.  Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014 01:58:58 PM »

That turned out really well! Awesome design and workmanship.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014 03:34:47 PM »

Wonderful detail stitching on the fish, and I love the way you did the coral reef in tiny-but-thick stitches the same color as the fabric which gives the background dimension without overwhelming the subjects.  And just the right amount of fish --- any more and it would have started getting crowded, plus this way the viewer can really take in all those wonderful elements.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014 04:56:53 PM »

Beautiful hoop - I love the way all the elements look together; it was really well designed! Great satin work as well.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014 07:38:50 PM »

That is AMAZING!! Love it!

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014 08:19:20 AM »

This is great! I love the contrast of the fish on the blue fabric.

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