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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looks like the transfer paper I wanted has been discontinued.. subs? on: January 22, 2013 10:09:31 AM
After poking around, I guess I'm gonna order a package of this and try it out:

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Looks like the transfer paper I wanted has been discontinued.. subs? on: January 22, 2013 09:50:58 AM
I have been waiting for my finances to clear up a bit before splurging on a giant package of "Wash-Away Inkjet transfer paper". 

You can print on it, transfer the design to fabric, embroider it, and then wash away the image.  PERFECT, right?

Well I go to the bookmark today and it's no longer on the website.  As proof, here's the instructions LOL:

Does anybody know of a substitute?  (Yes, I've read the transfer thread.)

Transfer pencils are out.  My tracing ability is that of a 2 year old.  I need to be able to print and transfer.  I've tried regular tshirt transfers but they are so stiff, and I'm worried about the fabric cracking or discoloring down the road.

I have 800 projects I want to do but I never do any because I cannot find a good transfer method.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Oh, you fancy, huh? on: August 31, 2012 07:58:00 PM
This is BRILLIANT. I totally guffawed.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: How can I get the front to look thick like the back? on: October 17, 2011 09:38:37 PM
Thanks!  I thought about stem stitch but I'm nervous about using it around curves.  Guess I'll do a practice piece first.

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.  Smiley
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / How can I get the front to look thick like the back? 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..
6  Texas / Texas: Central / Re: Rio Rita on E 6th on: September 13, 2011 10:00:12 AM
Anybody know if this is still going on?

I am new to Austin and I don't know a single person but my husband! 
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me with colors for this project on: September 03, 2011 01:21:24 PM
I got busy with some markers and made a few sketches...

Ohyeth, those are more or less the colors I used, but in different places.  I did a bright burnt orange state outline, and then the anarchy symbol in dark navy blue and the rest of 'Austin' in a dark royal blue.   Grin 

I made another sketch that is EXACTLY what you suggested, but haven't embroidered it yet.  And for the star, I used a star sequin (about 3/4") that is silver.

I'm going to embroider a few more and then maybe I'll do a showoff thread.  Smiley 

I want to add a ribbon that says 'Texas' or 'got weird' or something, but haven't added it to my pattern yet, so I didn't do it.
I do want to try one that is all one color, also.. or monochromatic... Didn't take me that long to do, either, maybe 4 hours start to finish?  I'm slow, this is only my second project ever, so I expected it to take daaaaaays LOL.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Help me with colors for this project 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.


I feel like.. it needs something else???  Maybe a banner with the word 'forever', or 'Texas'...
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: 1st birthday portrait on: August 25, 2011 12:37:41 PM
Wow, this is gorgeous.  I'd love to do one of these for each of my boys. 
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red on: August 25, 2011 12:31:19 PM
This is absolutely amazing!!!!  I can only dream of making something this incredible someday!!  WTG!
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