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Topic: Embroidered self portrait - 2nd embroidery out of 2 total  (Read 1265 times)
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« on: January 28, 2006 09:57:28 AM »

I've only embroidered two things (not counting the odd cross stitch embroidery when I was a child): a couple of flowers on a black jacket and this self portrait which I made last year. Haven't embroidered since. First I took a rather bad webcam photo; then I wanted to try this embroidery thing. I held the fabric and the photo up against a window, but couldn't see through it, so I just looked at the picture and embroidered away. I just did it instinctively, and I was happy with the result.


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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006 10:01:53 AM »

i dont believe you that this is your first time  Grin

no really thats fabulous!! what are you going to put it on?

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006 10:10:14 AM »

no, it was my second. I made those flowers first. But I'm flattered! I framed it and put it on my wall.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006 10:13:17 AM »

Wow, that's really cool!
I would have thought that you edited the photo in Photoshop or some other photo program.
How long did it take you to complete?

« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2006 10:20:54 AM »

Thanks! No, I just printed out the photo you see here and looked at it. It took a few hours to do the embroidery, 3 or 4 maybe, can't remember. I was really focused and got rid of a bad feeling while doing it. I'm glad you guys think it's good - I wasn't sure if anyone except me would like it since I didn't have much of a clue and just did what felt right.

« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006 04:32:23 PM »

That's amazing, it looks so good.  You didn't use a pattern on the fabric at all? 

Don't you love how relaxing and therapeutic crafting can be?  Well, except for when I satin stitched a black cat for a craftalong - that was stressful.  Smiley  But that's just because I hate the stupid stitch. 

I've been thinking of doing a portrait of my husband - he always likes to paint portraits and alter photos in photoshop of himself.  I think it's because he has a distinctive look somehow, I feel like I look like everyone else, especially if I just did a little outlined portrait.   This definitely motivates me to try my first portrait. 
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006 11:28:41 PM »

That's a good idea for making an embroidery pattern.  It looks like a pretty big project, too!  And if it drove away a bad mood, that makes it even better.  n.n
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