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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Portrait on: February 04, 2011 03:58:22 PM
When I recently saw an article in Country Living magazine about creating an embroidered portrait, I was instantly entralled.  They looked like lovely line drawings!  Using a straight pin, the technique is to poke holes in paper using a photocopy of a favorite photo as a guide.  Then, lines are made by connecting the dots together by stitching through the holes.

I consider this a practice try, as I want to get a better quality paper suitable for framing as a gift for my sister.  But the technique proved fun, and I definitely will be creating a better one soon!

The article

My attempt

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / Re: Death's-head Hawkmoth on: June 10, 2010 05:08:02 PM
Lovely print.  And I am envious of your studio.   Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: freezer paper + bleach = Lucky T-Shirt on: April 14, 2010 04:38:31 PM
So, question: how did you apply the bleach?  I am totally digging the outline and the random lines, spots, etc.  Did you use a brush or bottle?  I have only used a bleach pen and it is thick, so I don't think the lines would look as fluid.

Great job on the shirt!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: my first try wih freezer paper stencils! :-D on: April 14, 2010 04:33:37 PM
Love them!  Especially the sassy sayings.  Aren't freezer paper stencils awesome?  I'm an addict.  I just started using them with discharge paste to remove the color from shirts rather than adding ink.  It stinks, so work near a window or fan, but the results are fun. 
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Website for Yudu Accessories...:-) on: April 11, 2010 05:17:03 PM
I do have some problems with the emulsion sheets getting holes in them on screens I use and therefore wash a lot. I tried the screen filler to keep from having to re-burn, but it didn't work very well. Is that what you are referring to?

I haven't tried them yet, but I just purchased generic emulsion sheets from Dharma Trading Company website.

And i have to ask re. your user name- are you in Ohio? Go Bucks! :-)
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Men's Dress Shirt turned girly! on: March 26, 2010 06:45:49 PM
Super cute!  Think of all the possibilities with solids, prints and plaids!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Scrump pillow on: January 18, 2010 01:03:30 PM
Great job on the stencil!  I am sure your friend will love it.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Men's Shirt to Apron on: January 07, 2010 05:04:21 PM
Such a smart idea!  I love how the pocket is functional, too.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Shirt printing help? on: October 14, 2009 04:42:22 PM
I havenn't tried them, but after some research I am thinking about giving customink.com a try.  Their prices seem reasonable.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cloth napkins and fabric basket on: August 17, 2009 01:18:01 PM
Super cute!  Great idea.
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