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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: AIM Conversation Cross Stitch on: July 03, 2012 04:47:54 AM
Brilliant work, I really love it, well done!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A-Team Jumper! on: December 29, 2011 08:34:22 AM
Thanks for the tips about the bondaweb and interfacing, I'll definitely investigate it!  Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A-Team Jumper! on: December 29, 2011 02:14:25 AM

I haven't posted on Craftster in ages and I'm usually to be found over in needlework but this last year I've taken up knitting and crochet so here i am!

I set myself a bit of a challenge in mid November, i decided to learn to knit so that i could make an A-Team jumper for my boyfriend's Christmas present. He said he had one as a kid and would like one again. I tried to find a pattern on eBay but it went for silly money, but then i found one on Amazon for a fiver and away i went!

I had to work on it like a crazy person, and there were more than a few times i thought i wouldn't make it in time but i managed to finish it on Christmas day. Here are the results, I'm incredibly proud, though next time i make a jumper I'm going to allow myself more than 5 weeks to do it!

Here's a close up, i stranded the intarsia but didn't leave enough slack, so had to snip the threads at the back and stitch over the pattern with thread , i really hope it doesn't unravel!

And here's the 1980s pattern 'Gary Kennedy Intarsia UK', I've become a bit addicted to these patterns and have bought a bunch of other 80s classics too!

4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Yesha, the incredible embroidered cat! on: January 06, 2011 04:15:29 AM
What a gorgeous,  fine piece of work and a beautiful cat too!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Lady Gaga's Nutso Hoof Boots on: October 27, 2010 03:39:29 AM
LOVE this! They're such a classic now and instantly recognisable!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Gibson Girl on: September 23, 2010 02:27:47 AM
Thanks guys! @Frau Shizzle the stitch on the arm/sleeve is really tiny cross stitch  Smiley
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Gibson Girl on: September 22, 2010 02:49:23 AM

I haven't posted in aaaages, so long that I'd forgotten how to do it, then realised I'd been logged out of the website, tho I look at it most days, then I couldn't remember my login etc etc. Anyway, this is something I started probably way back in March, I got about 90% of it done then ran out of steam. My bf said that I keep not finishing things so I got back to it last week and finished it in about 20minutes! It's a copy of a Tom Tierney paper doll design. I loved Tierney's paper dolls when I was a kid and have recently rediscovered them. I also emailed his website and promised to send them a picture once it was finished, so now, 7 months later I can finally do that!

I used a variety of stitches, cross, satin, back stitch, a little bit of laid and couch and also a knotted rose which I think has the word bullion in the title but I can't remember. I hope you like it. She's pretty big, probably about 8 or 9 inches tall, the skirt took forever and I've since learned a better filling in stitch that i could've used as I'm not sure about the wavy lines. Sorry about the scan quality, it's a new scanner and I couldn't get the fabric straight.

I think I'm going to turn her into a cushion or maybe I'll just frame her I'm not sure...

I hope you like it.  Smiley

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Saucy Fan Dance ooOOooo on: May 11, 2010 04:36:13 AM
This I made for my boyfriend for christmas (I think he must be getting pretty sick of embroidered gifts by now, I'm slowly girly-fying his room Wink ) anyway, I wanted to make it slightly functional so I turned it into a little cushion and stuffed it with lavender so that he could hang it on his bed, he likes to squeeze it to let out the soothing smell.

I got the pattern/ design from one of those Dover out-of-copyright books full of little motifs (http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject.html). It was really tiny so I had scan it and make it larger. Still the final result is probably only about 5inches in size. The stitches are all back stitch or satin stitch. It was fun making the feathers swirly and it smells good. The weave of the cotton was a bit loose so that was annoying but live and learn i suppose.

Hope you like  Smiley
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Fashion Girls on: April 19, 2010 04:53:44 AM
LOVE this!  Grin
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hurry up Spring! on: April 09, 2010 01:42:07 AM
Excellent, french knots are nothing to be scared of!  Wink
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