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1  How can I get the front to look thick like the back? in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by runningwithlola on: October 16, 2011 01:11:58 PM
I'm making a Harold and the Purple Crayon piece.  It's the last page where Harold is in bed asleep.  My 5 year old cracks up at the part where it says "The purple crayon dropped on the floor, and Harold dropped off to sleep", so I thought I could embroider that for him to put over his bed.

I traced it onto fabric and so far I have the window and moon finished, but I don't like it.  I am doing backstitch with 4 strands of floss (to get the right color).  I feel like if I do 6 strands, the point where the thread goes in and out will be too obvious.  I tried to do it with satin stitch and I think it would take 10 years to finish... way too much work.

When I turn over the piece, I LOVE the way the back looks.  It's nice and THICK just like the drawing strokes in the original picture.  How can I get the front to look that way?  Is there a certain stitch to use for this?  Or should I trace the design mirrored on the back and backstitch on the back instead??

I am new to this.. i have done some cross stitch but only a couple really simple embroidery pieces with no special stitches.  Help?

Including an image of the picture I am using..
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2  Help me with colors for this project in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by runningwithlola on: August 25, 2011 12:40:03 PM
I'm on a little honeymoon trip to Austin Texas, and loving it here!  I can really feel the punk influence all over downtown and I got inspired to make this.. but I can't decide on what colors to use..
I am using a blue work shirt for the background, about the color shown here.

Thoughts?



I feel like.. it needs something else???  Maybe a banner with the word 'forever', or 'Texas'...
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