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« on: June 04, 2008 11:51:21 AM »

I made this for my partner in the Back to Nature swap. I designed it and drew it freehand straight onto the bag. I've had this idea floating around for a long time, and my partner had an anatomical heart embroidery in her wist, so I figured now was the time to make this happen. It might be the most ambitious embroidery I've done yet, mostly because of the many details in the branches and leaves, and because of the color transitions which took a lot of patient rethreading of the needle. It's almost entirely stem stitch, with the only exception the running stitches down the center of the leaves. I just wish my camera skills were better so I could get closer detail shots. Enough talk! Pictures!

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 11:56:55 AM »

beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 12:24:16 PM »

wow that is so effing beautiful. great idea and execution.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 12:29:50 PM »

that is awesome!! i love it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 12:35:01 PM »

this is an excellent idea and a wonderful execution of it.  I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 12:38:18 PM »

I love this it is really great.
its a really creative idea
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008 12:51:52 PM »

Very nice, Im sure she loved it! I know I would!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008 12:55:54 PM »

Stunning
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008 01:36:23 PM »

very interesting design. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008 02:01:15 PM »

That is totally cool!  I want it. Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008 02:07:51 PM »

What a brilliant idea!  Your work looks beautiful.  I, too, want it. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008 05:01:23 PM »

that is such a beautiful design. well done!
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008 06:41:01 PM »

that's realy unusual and i love it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008 06:46:58 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

I forgot to add that I bought the bag pre-made at Michaels, and I highly recommend it for stitching. The fabric is thick enough that there's no need for a hoop to keep tension, which is ideal for big designs like this.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008 07:22:55 PM »

Very cool.
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2008 09:26:54 PM »

Nice floss fades... wonderful concept... dig it.
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008 07:34:42 PM »

wow that is so effing beautiful. great idea and execution.
Nice floss fades... wonderful concept... dig it.

My sentiments exactly!!! I love your design. I am a total nature and science buff and it never dawned on me to combine them this way. I love how you turned the arteries into tree branches its so beautiful. I want it. Great job! Cheesy
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