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« on: August 28, 2005 08:06:13 PM »

It's Time To Face Your Fears Stitchalong

the "rules"
~face your fear. whether it's metallic thread, french knots or just learning how to stitch, face it.
~do any kind of embroidery, it doesn't matter, as long as you face your fear  Wink

now join. it's time to face your greatest stitching fears.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2005 07:08:11 AM »

I'm having visions of long-and-short shading, and herringbone stitch. I don't know if I'm that brave...
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2005 07:17:08 AM »

I have not done any embroidery, and I have really wanted to learn....ALOT. This would be good, so I can ask questions. Would you all kill me, since I'm new and don't have a clue of what I'm doing?


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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2005 01:13:16 PM »

What, you didn't notice all the knives, knitting needles and other various weapons hovering over you as you type just waiting to drop the second you post a stupid question?

 Grin  yeah, I'm kidding.   Plus I've embroidered a few things and STILL don't have a clue of what I'm doing in certain situations.

I don't know if I can participate in this.  That satin stitch is almost as bad as my bug phobia.

Ooh, maybe I could satin stitch a roach.

.. um yeah.  or not.  Wink   I might satin stitch something though. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005 08:45:27 PM »

haha, we can suck at this together, it will be great..



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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005 12:09:18 PM »

Count me in. I'm totally new to embriodery, too.
What are you guys embroidering? I'm not really sure where to begin.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2005 01:45:15 PM »

I've got a few things I could embroider.  I wasn't planning on using satin stitch in any of them, but I might be able to work it in somewhere.  This could be the perfect thing for embroidering those things I would LOVE to embroider, but don't really want ON anything.   Like there's this picture of the girl from the Beetlejuice cartoon I have (can't remember her name!) and it's so perfect for embroidery.  The only thing is I don't really want that on a pillowcase, or a tote, or a shirt or anything.   Except...I could embroider on a shirt that I sleep in..I might just do that.

I still have to go through my little stash of patterns.  I always forget exactly what I have. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2005 01:37:26 PM »

My satin stitch sucks, too. It's always bulky and I can never keep the floss from twisting.

My stitching fears:
1. everything that isn't split or stem stitch.

I don't even know where to start!
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Chelsea
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2005 05:49:11 PM »

Well, I found a design, and I transfered it onto a tea towel last night.  Now I gotta stop wasting time on the stinking computer and go do some satin stitch!  It's kinda cheating though  Lips sealed because  I'm using black thread, so mess ups won't show up as much....but hey, it's still practice! 

I gotta finish it soon though, it's Halloween themed!  Smiley   Perfect for the "face your fears" stitchalong heh.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2005 10:28:22 PM »

I've got a few things I could embroider.  I wasn't planning on using satin stitch in any of them, but I might be able to work it in somewhere.  This could be the perfect thing for embroidering those things I would LOVE to embroider, but don't really want ON anything.   Like there's this picture of the girl from the Beetlejuice cartoon I have (can't remember her name!) and it's so perfect for embroidery.  The only thing is I don't really want that on a pillowcase, or a tote, or a shirt or anything.   Except...I could embroider on a shirt that I sleep in..I might just do that.

I still have to go through my little stash of patterns.  I always forget exactly what I have. 

her name is lydia ^___^
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2005 07:41:04 AM »

 Cheesy  It's funny how things can be so obvious when you finally hear it.  hehe
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2005 10:35:06 AM »

My big fear is doing a really big, detailed piece. So I'm doing one!

It's not that big, really, but I've only done outlining projects, and this one will be all filled in and such like.

I transfered it last night, and I'm going to get a larger hoop tonight and then... Stiching it all in!
Eeeeee! I'm scared to make the next step!
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2005 06:26:51 PM »

oops! i haven't been checking in on my own thread!

Would you all kill me, since I'm new and don't have a clue of what I'm doing?

of course not...but i'm not so sure about Chelsea  Cheesy

haha, we can suck at this together, it will be great..


yes!

Now I gotta stop wasting time on the stinking computer

are you me? i started this "thread" (hahaha excuse my lame pun) over 2 monthes ago and i havent even transfered my very basic piece. i'm going to go do that now...

*cowgirl*
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Chelsea
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2005 06:28:28 PM »

I'm working on mine off and on.  It's hard to do something you don't like to do  Tongue  hehe, but I'm forcing myself to finish it.  Maybe I'll even get it done by Halloween............sure.

I've been in a crafty-traffic jam the past few days though.  So many projects going at once, and none really getting anywhere.  And now I want to start a new one.  lol.  Huh I don't know what's wrong with me.   I've also been reading two new books about other parts of my life, that's slowed me down a little.   

I guess I can make myself work on it at least 30 minutes a day.  Usually once I get started I'll keep going, but I'll at least have that much.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2005 12:38:06 PM »

Finally finished.  I put this down for about a month, picked it back up and finished it in about a day.   I'm a little burnt out on Halloween so I'm giving myself until next year to finish the towel.  Plus I don't know how to sew yet, and I need some orange, purple rickrack to put along the edge.  I might add a couple other Halloween things too. 

They WON'T be in satin stitch though.  I was afraid of satin stitch. Now I hate it.  Practice didn't help, and this was a lot of practice. It's just annoying, bulky and it looks messy.  Oh well. At least the hard part is finished! Smiley

The image is from that retro clipart website - I canNOT think of the name to save my life right now though.   Huh

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2005 09:21:11 PM »

Chelsea-that looks great! the embroidery doesn't look like satin stitch, it looks like velvet!
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2005 04:20:06 PM »

aw, thanks  Wink  It does kinda look like velvet in the picture...  None of the pictures came out very clear and detailed - which is GOOD...lol. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2005 05:38:52 PM »

Chelsea, it looks fantastic!  I am gonna jump into this stitchalong, I have a project that I've been turning around in my head for a while -- a really detailed koi fish -- it's bigger and more detailed than anything I've ever done before, AND I'm gonna use ORANGE which I've never used before!  thanks a lot for starting this thread, it's inspired me to get started on this project!!!
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2007 12:43:16 PM »

I think I'm jumping on this a bit late, but if I'm welcome to join in, I'd love to...I've got the whole project in mind.

I'm scared to do massive fills and circles. And small detail.

Hopefully this experiment will turn out good enough to give to my dad as a gift. We'll see....
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2007 12:46:13 AM »

I just bought doodle stitching, sublime stitching and my supplies... I'm entirely new and scared, but it all looks so fun!

so I guess for me, my fear is starting. ack!
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2007 06:46:07 PM »

ive never embroidered before, only done cross-stitch.  SO...i wanna join in, and do an embroidered onesie or something for my bub, but could someone help out with a technicality first.  How do you transfer an image onto your fabric?  (Apart from freehand drawing, which I suck at)
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2007 09:46:35 AM »

ive never embroidered before, only done cross-stitch.  SO...i wanna join in, and do an embroidered onesie or something for my bub, but could someone help out with a technicality first.  How do you transfer an image onto your fabric?  (Apart from freehand drawing, which I suck at)

If you have a deisgn you'd like to use, print it out on a piece of paper and use dressmaker's carbon paper underneath your image and trace your design.

You can also trace your image onto tracing paper with an iron-on transfer pencil and then iron it onto your fabric.

When I need to transfer a basic image, I draw the design on scrap paper, cut it out and trace around it with tailor's chalk or a fabric pen- then I just fill in all the details freehand
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2007 06:53:32 PM »

OMG FINISHED!

It took me long enough, but the finished product was a Christmas present for my dad(finished approximately 2:30 a.m. on Christmas day, thankyouverymuch). The design is George Harrison of The Beatles' Fender Stratocaster(circa Sgt. Pepper), which he painted himself and called Rocky. I tried to stay as true to the original as I could, but ended up having to cheat a bit. There are some missing frets, no fret markers, no tuning knobs and a LOT of scale issues.


Sorry about the picture quality. My flash wouldn't work cause the camera was dying. Tongue

This was a VERY frustrating and time-consuming project, but I kind of like how it turned out. It could have been a LOT LOT better, but hey. We'll call it a learning experience. ^_^ Plus, I needed that practice for the series of patches I'm going to be making soon, so I'm really glad that I did it.
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