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« on: May 25, 2014 06:40:39 AM »

I made this for my partner in the Random Swap - she requested a doodle tree hoop done entirely in shades of green.  I used every shade of green thread I could find (some of which were more green than others...)

I didn't use a pattern for this, I just freehanded the whole thing, which meant there was quite a lot of unpicking when I would do a section then decide I didn't like the way it looked.  I'm pleased with the way it finally turned out, though.

Most of the stitches I used in this piece were ones I'd never even heard of before.  This website was an invaluable resource.  It has a picture dictionary of dozens of different stitches, with clear and easy-to-follow tutorials for each one.  (Many thanks to Acadian Driftwood for linking to the website in her fantastic Release the Kraken post!  I never would've found it otherwise.)

This is the first large-scale embroidery I've ever finished.  It took ages but I'm glad I did it, and I hope my partner likes it!


« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014 06:43:57 AM »

That is fantastic!!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014 07:41:19 AM »

This is wonderful, I keep scrolling back up to look at it some more Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014 07:43:39 AM »

Great work!  All those different stitches look so good together!

Love the subtle cloud in the background Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014 07:48:21 AM »

This is amazing! Excellent job.

« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014 08:22:59 AM »

This is beautiful. The different stitches add so much dimension to this! You did a great job. If your partner doesn't love this she is nuts!

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014 09:13:39 AM »

This is just so beautiful.  I love the different stitches and the textures they create.  Stunning.
And thanks for the link to the stitch library.  Very useful.
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014 11:03:14 AM »

This is beautiful!  I love that you used every shade of green.  I can't believe that you freehanded that.  You are very talented!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2014 12:00:28 PM »

That is just amazing! Beautiful, all freehanded done and with new stitches?! WOW  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2014 02:57:43 PM »

Oh my gosh, I LOVE everything about it! Besides all the beautiful foliage, I was really struck by your white on white stitching in the background. That must have taken a long time, but the end result is stunning!

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!


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