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« on: July 31, 2008 01:45:53 PM »

Hello everyone. I hope you are all keeping well!

I had a jacket someone gave me (I just love cast-offs) but it was a bit boring looking.
 So I embroidered a Butterfly on the back of it using satin stitch and chain stitch. I've never really embroidered before and ran into a few problems.
Firstly I didn't know you had to put that paper backing stuff (I can't remember what it is called) in it to stop it bunching up and secondly I used metallic thread which was sooo annoying to use! The shiny part of the thread kept rolling back up itself so wouldn't pull through! I don't know if that makes sense but GGGRRR it was a pain!
Then I used a chaos stitch round the edge to make it look, err, edgier!



















Please excuse the chalk lines, I need to rub them off.

Comments and  criticism  welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 01:49:55 PM »

that turned out very nicely.. like the colors you picked too! nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008 01:54:28 PM »

Great stitching.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008 02:16:18 PM »

I love this!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008 02:32:38 PM »

Great job! Did you say you've never embroidered before? That's incredible.

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008 02:36:04 PM »

Thanks for your lovely comments guys!
I found keeping the edges of the satin stitch in-line quite hard but I think I will get better with practice. Well, I hope lol.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008 09:05:25 PM »

Awesome job for your first attempt!  I'm impressed!  To me, satin stitches are easier to keep under control if I outline the area in backstitch first.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008 04:21:12 AM »

That's A great idea. Thank you.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008 07:58:41 AM »

It may have been frustrating but it turned out beautiful!  Kudos for sticking with it!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008 10:59:40 AM »

I love how wonderfully shiny it is!  You did one helluva job for your first time.  Congrats, I looks great
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