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« on: September 08, 2004 08:38:42 PM »

hey guys -
   just wanted to post my newest and first embroidery project, thanks to sublime stitching. i made it for my friend who's real into her mexican heritage. today was her birthday, and thankfully, she loved it. i always love seeing people's embroidery creations, so below are some links to pictures of the pillow. thanks for a lookin'!

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2004 09:00:39 PM »

WOW!! That is beautiful! Great job mastering the satin stitch!  Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2004 07:14:53 AM »

lovely, I love anything with Mary on it.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004 11:07:19 AM »

Excellent work for a first embroidery project!

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2004 03:53:52 PM »

 Shocked This is so awesome!  You beat me to it!!!  Meaning: I have been planning to make a Virgen de Guadalupe pillow from that exact same Sublime Stitching pattern, but I haven't had time yet.  I bought some gold and silver embroidery floss and sequins that I plan to use... I also am considering fringe of some kind, or maybe a red pom-pom trim.  I love Mexican Catholic imagery.  If I ever get around to doing my pillow, I'll post it.  Hopefully it will turn out as good as yours!   Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2004 07:32:18 PM »

that is FABULOUS!  Excellent work!


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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2004 05:40:38 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2004 08:08:19 AM »

thanks so much for yr kinds comments! everyone here is so awesome and encouraging - you guys are the best.

carlyleech - that fringe/pom pom trim sounds excellent. please post pictures when you finish.

and i'm really interested in incorporating sequins to embroidery (i'd like  to make a sequined david bowie pillow). would anyone have any tricks/tips/pictures on sequinsing (sp)?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2004 04:50:31 PM »

and i'm really interested in incorporating sequins to embroidery (i'd like  to make a sequined david bowie pillow). would anyone have any tricks/tips/pictures on sequinsing (sp)?

sequins are easy enough to stitch.  You can do it two ways.

In one way, you need to also use a tiny bead: you bring your thread through the hole in the sequin and then through the bead.  You go back down around the bead but through the sequin.  Does that make sense?  You may need a beading needle or a small quilting needle for this (to get through the bead).

In the other way, you would take two or three stitches --up on the outside of the sequin and down through the center.  That's how you'd get it to lay flat.  Here's a photo: http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/sewinginfo/dfsewinghints/lace-sewing.htm

I prefer the first.
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