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Topic: A "Buggy" Swap (bug themed swap)  (Read 7928 times)
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« on: February 15, 2006 09:44:51 AM »

Post 'em when you get 'em!
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006 02:47:21 PM »

I received from Trifarina today!!!  So so so lovely!!!  It's 10 degrees today with a low of -8 so this really brightens my day!  Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! Cheesy Grin Kiss

If you have pics, Trifarina, post yours!  I'm going to take pics now and post them.

My stuff came in this cute plastic bag of a lotus-position slug.  And inside were bug stickers (with a note to ignore the wasp--I don't like wasps, they always sting me and I don't do anything to them!)
 
Two beautiful embroidered? bugs.  A damselfly and a luna moth.  They're as big as my hand and beautiful.
 
An aqua tote bag with an orange cicada embroidered on the front and vibrant orange hawaiian-type fabric for the lining.  The aqua fabric is super super soft.  And a matching zippered pouch (the zipper is orange!) with an embroidered lightning bug on it!
   

I absolutely love my beautiful swap package!  It's sooo amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006 03:18:16 PM »

Yes, the patches are embriodered and ready to sew on anything of your choosing.
I'm so glad you liked the stuff!

(The bag was actually unintentional...  It was the only one I had handy from the campus bookstore.  Our mascot is the "fighting" banana slug.)
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2006 08:47:45 PM »

the embroidered cicada is amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006 05:52:03 AM »

Wow.  gorgeous work Trifarina.  The embroidery looks so fine - are those machine embroidered with preset designs, ones you digitized, or hand work - I cannot quite tell from the size of the pictures-- just curious, whichever method the outcome is gorgeous!  Beautiful colors and shapes.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2006 03:11:57 PM »

Thanks!
The embroidery was done by hand, and is really easy.

I used this stained glass design for inspiration:
http://www.junketstudies.com/neilec/images/lunamoth.jpg

Then I outlined the "leading" with black backstitch, then filling in the rest with satin stitch.  then I cut them out and used overcast stitch to finish the edges.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006 03:26:52 PM »

Thanks!
The embroidery was done by hand, and is really easy.

I used this stained glass design for inspiration:
http://www.junketstudies.com/neilec/images/lunamoth.jpg

Then I outlined the "leading" with black backstitch, then filling in the rest with satin stitch.  then I cut them out and used overcast stitch to finish the edges.

Double WOW!!  Maybe easy in your eyes, but the consistency and smoothness and precision in my eyes is awesome.  If you live anywhere near northern Minnesota USA, would love to see your work entered in our County Fair.  It would blow everyone away.  And take big ribbons.  YES!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2006 09:04:43 PM »

Ooooooh!  I want a fair ribbon!  Maybe I'll move to Minnesota next.  I've always been fascinated by hot dish.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2006 09:42:49 PM »

So you had this in a hoop and when you got so far, you cut it out and stitched up the edges?  Is there a specific type of fabric you embroidered on?  They're thick!
BTW, I switched all my stuff out of my other purse into the tote and it's perfect!  I can actually carry my knitting needles without them poking me, or the yarn falling out!
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2006 05:51:41 AM »

He he he, well actually the Beltrami County Fair is an open fair.  That means anyone in the world can enter - as long as the item fits the lot and class requirements.  The catch is you have to be here for entry day and pick up day - no mail in entries or returns --  but come here for vacation and you can enter.  Seriously your work is high competition level.  And if you have a state or local fair with textile arts classes check it out.

irid3sc3nt,  You are one lucky swapper, great function and beauty all in one.
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