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« on: May 19, 2014 12:06:57 PM »

For the IYP 25 swap my partner Wulf asked for an embroidered pillow cover. After stalking his pinterest diligently I settled on making something with a celtic design and fell in love with a crow design. I printed it out at the appropriate size, used transfer paper to get it onto the fabric and then traced the design in permanent marker so it wouldn't rub off as I worked.

The finished design is just under 12 inches across. The main design uses satin stitch and was outlined with a chain stitch in blue. The entire design took approximately 20 hours of embroidery. I thought I'd never finish Smiley But at the same time it was fun to do. It's definitely going to be while before I tackle something this big again though.





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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014 12:14:06 PM »

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014 12:54:31 PM »

You did an amazing job! Your stitches are all so perfect!

A beauty!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014 07:21:08 PM »

Just incredible! The colors you chose are bold and striking.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014 11:40:12 PM »

That is so beautiful.  Did you embroider it on velvet?  I'm not surprised it took you so long.  I could hardly bear to part with something like that even to a good friend and partner.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014 09:05:23 AM »

That is so beautiful.  Did you embroider it on velvet?  I'm not surprised it took you so long.  I could hardly bear to part with something like that even to a good friend and partner.

I agree BUT did you see what Wulf made??!!

You both made something outstanding! So much love and time went into it, that shows!  Smiley
An huge-enormous swap for you two  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014 09:13:22 AM »

Did you embroider it on velvet?  I'm not surprised it took you so long.  I could hardly bear to part with something like that even to a good friend and partner.

Thanks! The material is upholstery fabric in a lovely velvety burgundy but not actual velvet. I've found velvet a pain in the butt to work with in the past and it attracts pet hair like nothing else Cheesy

I made the design with my partner Wulf in mind so it was easy to let it go because I knew it was going to a great home Smiley And after receiving my return package from Wulf I feel like I owe him a couple more pillows! You should nip over to the IYP 25 swap gallery and have a look. He made me a Hogwarts castle bird feeder fit for royalty.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014 10:12:16 AM »

I hadn't realised you were the lucky recipient of the amazing bird feeder.  I hope some day you can post some pictures of it covered in birds.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014 11:28:06 AM »

This is gorgeous!   Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014 11:59:02 AM »

Thanks for the lovely compliments!
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