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Topic: Which Fabric to use on embroidery portrait?  (Read 1783 times)
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« on: January 25, 2008 08:17:04 PM »

I've decided I want to make an embroidery portrait of my daughter. I've decided on a picture that was taken during the summer.

I'm not sure what type of fabric will work out the best for a keepsake project like this?

There are so many types of muslin, what is the best type to use? Or should I use another type of fabric?

Thanks so much.

To bad the Ask Jenny thread is not up and running.   Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008 12:12:36 AM »

It depends a lot on the pattern.
Do you make the pattern yourself?
The pattern program usually tells you what fabric to use, once you've put in the parameters for size and such.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 07:16:49 AM »

I've decided I want to make an embroidery portrait of my daughter. I've decided on a picture that was taken during the summer.

I'm not sure what type of fabric will work out the best for a keepsake project like this?

There are so many types of muslin, what is the best type to use? Or should I use another type of fabric?

Thanks so much.

To bad the Ask Jenny thread is not up and running.   Undecided


You could always PM her. She is really good about answering pm's for ya.
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SugarySweet
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 01:52:44 PM »

Thanks kittykill, I think I will send her a PM.

Flia, I am going to draw it on the fabric using a light box from a picture.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 02:39:49 PM »

Aha, then i depends more on what stitches you're going to use (I'm a cross stitcher and of course always think in terms of these stitches).
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SugarySweet
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008 10:21:34 AM »

I use to do a lot of cross stitch, but I've only used aida cloth for that.
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Jaie
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008 10:26:34 AM »

I'd suggest linen myself. The real thing. It's a tight, but not horribly so weave, will last a long time, and is easy to work with.
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SugarySweet
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008 12:22:51 PM »

Thanks Jaie. I'll bet that will look really nice too.

PS..love your avatar.
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Jaie
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2008 12:26:06 PM »

Thanks, a friend made it for me  Grin

I've used linen in pre 1601 style stuff (I'm an SCA type www.sca.org) and it's one of the most amazing materials for that sort of crafting.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008 01:31:46 PM »

Hey - I'm planning a memorial embroidery portrait of my cat, and I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations for specific brands or thread counts of linen to use, as well as suggestions of where to buy.

I checked out the linen at Wyndham Needle and some of that stuff is pricey! Ed the Cat is worth getting the good stuff, but not $80/yard good. Yikes.

I live in Chicago, but most needle craft places seem to be out in the 'burbs and I don't have a car. If anybody knows of any Chicago stores where I can go shop around (besides that awful Hancock Fabrics in Uptown), I'd appreciate that info, too.

Thanks!
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