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« on: July 18, 2008 09:21:51 AM »

Note to self: hand-sewing on leather REALLY blows. Owwwiee.

It's an satin-stitched version of a tattoo (a "tramp stamp") my sister has. Hers is all black but I decided to add some blues (her favorite color) to make it really pop. I've stitched it onto this leather suede that will later become a wallet. It took me pretty much all day to finish. So probably about 6-8 hours of stitching. I'm still debating on whether or not I should "outline" it in black to "hide" the unevenness of the stitches but dunno yet. My fingers are already crying out from what I've done today.

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008 09:44:06 AM »

I say keep it as it is 'cos its amazing! Very well done.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008 01:16:36 PM »

i can imagine that leather is no fun.. but you did a great job! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008 01:23:43 PM »

Oooh that's beautiful! I love it! =]

ETA: Don't outline it. I think it looks great as is, and an outline would take away from it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008 01:36:02 PM »

It is beautiful, and I agree with hearts needs a beat, it looks great the way it is, the stitches do not look uneven to me at all,

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008 01:51:17 PM »

Great job. I can't believe that was your first embroidery.

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008 03:01:20 PM »

This is really, really good for your first embroidery work!  I wish mine looked like that.  I can't satin stitch to save my life!  Awesome!  Also, don't outline it looks great as is!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008 03:55:01 PM »

i agree...no outline!

this is gorgeous!  i am flabbergasted that this is your first embroidery work.  i can't wait to see what happens next!


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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008 05:27:13 PM »

Holy cow - at first, I thought this was machine embroidery, the stitches are so pretty and even. Great job Smiley

(And I echo the sentiments of the other commenters - don't outline it. It's beautiful as it is.)
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008 06:20:31 PM »

Wow, that looks awesome, I think it looks it looks perfect just as is!

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