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« on: January 23, 2009 06:31:07 PM »

Hey all, I've been embroidering off and on for some time, mostly in between that crazy thing called 'life'. Here is just some stuff I've done since I first started a few years back. Ya'll have been the biggest inspiration to keep me crafting! Thank you so much for letting me see all of you guy's beautiful work!


This was the first embroidery I ever did... Just kinda drew something and went at it! Turned into a tree-like thing after an eternity of stitching...


Inspired by ali_n_zoe's owl https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149677.0


Some apple trees, nothing to see here folks...


Fishies!


Weird... rock things. I think I saw them somewhere, then just decided it needed some green swirly clouds and pink rain. I didn't ask to be born this way.


Copied from one of j3_concept's designs. I'm kind of in to the B&W thing, even though it shows your mistakes real easy.

Can't seem to get rid of the pencil lines  Undecided Erasing... does not work.

Anyways, that's what I've been doing the past few years! Maybe when I'll graduate I'll have more free time to craft XD

Thank you for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 06:46:30 PM »

theyre all so lovely!!! i esp like the owl & fishies! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 06:48:02 PM »

those are beautiful. I like the last one especially probably because it is in b&w.

classic  Smiley

great job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 07:16:15 PM »

those are gorgeous, I love the tiny apples on the little trees.  as far as pencil marks go, would a disappearing pen work?  I've only used one for sewing, and it does disappear, but you'd probly have to draw lightly...
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 07:28:04 PM »

I looooooove the first tree one, and the second tree one.  Smiley  But they are all great. 

But really, I love the trees (I wisted the first one).
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009 07:47:46 PM »

wowoowowow these have some crazy amazing detail!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009 08:27:22 PM »

Awesome stuff! It's hard to decide which is my favorite.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009 11:12:44 PM »

OMG! I love those goldfish! What a nice collection of designs, they are all great. The goldfish are my faves though.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009 06:08:21 AM »

I love the fishes!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009 07:07:03 AM »

Wonderful, I like your style and choice of pattern!
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009 08:00:20 AM »

Great job!  I love the fish.

One of those blue water soluble pens will work for you.  All you do is draw, stitch, then spray it with some water.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009 09:16:09 AM »

WOW!  You've done some lovely stitching there!  My favorites are the 2 tree themed ones, but all are striking and covet-able.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009 10:39:17 AM »

Thank you all so much for your wonderful words Cheesy

One of those blue water soluble pens will work for you.  All you do is draw, stitch, then spray it with some water.

This sounds exactly like what I need! Does the ink stay real well even when stitching over it? The pencil tends to rub off easy, so I kept having to trace them over and over and over... I might have to make a run to my hobby store (only a mere 20 miles away  Cry).
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009 04:15:14 PM »

Those all turned out really nice. I especially like the woman.

I draw or trace with pencil sometimes, instead of using a water soluable marker. I make sure my pencil is very sharp, and resharpen often as I draw / trace. I generally embroider with only 2 threads, and that covers the pencil mark okay as long as I keep my pencilpoint sharp. I keep my line on the faint side, so that light covered thread will cover it. I've been told the Tide or similar bleach pens will take the pencil marks away, but I'd be cautious about using one of those on anything other than white fabric.

The water soluable markers are pretty handy. Yes, the ink does stay well even when stitching over it. The only thing I discovered is that the ink *will* fade over time, but by that I don't mean it'll fade after a week -- you have longer than that to work with it. But you don't want to draw or trace with it and then set your design aside for months ;-).
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009 08:01:35 PM »

wow. these are all really great! i love the last one, and the apple trees.
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009 11:08:48 PM »

WOW~

I am so impressed by your stitchery. Recently, I thought about taking up embroidery, but know nothing about it. How do you choose which stitches to do where? Any tips for a beginner just jumping into the pool?
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009 11:39:16 PM »

I love the owl best.

You know the owls are not what they seem.........quote? anyone?? Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009 12:03:33 AM »

That's great embroidery!  My favorite is the owl, but I love the fishies too!  I love all of them.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009 02:10:01 AM »

WOw such great stuff!!! The first tree is my super fav!
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009 05:43:34 AM »

A fellow quilter told me that using this mechanic's handsoap called "goop" or "orange goop" would take pencil lines out of fabric.  It's designed to help mechanics get grease off their hands.  Usually can be bought at Farm & Fleet, Menards, Home Depot, etc.  I actually found mine at the dollar store.  It's not the gritty kind - it's like a smooth cream. 

I can't say I've tried it yet for pencil (since that quilt isn't done yet for washing) but I have used it for other gooey price tag removal, greasy spots, stains, etc. and they all come out beautiful.  At minimum it shouldn't hurt the fabric.  I trust it with my quilts.  Good luck! 
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2009 10:44:23 AM »

A fellow quilter told me that using this mechanic's handsoap called "goop" or "orange goop" would take pencil lines out of fabric.  It's designed to help mechanics get grease off their hands.  Usually can be bought at Farm & Fleet, Menards, Home Depot, etc.  I actually found mine at the dollar store.  It's not the gritty kind - it's like a smooth cream. 

I can't say I've tried it yet for pencil (since that quilt isn't done yet for washing) but I have used it for other gooey price tag removal, greasy spots, stains, etc. and they all come out beautiful.  At minimum it shouldn't hurt the fabric.  I trust it with my quilts.  Good luck! 

Thank you for the advice! I'm going to see if any of my mechanic friends have some on hand. Free = awesome

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I am so impressed by your stitchery. Recently, I thought about taking up embroidery, but know nothing about it. How do you choose which stitches to do where? Any tips for a beginner just jumping into the pool?

I'm totally a beginner too! I know exactly what you're talking about, it gets kind of confusing if you look at the books that have a ba-squillion stitches and you're like, "Holy crap, where do I start??" I just kind of sketched things out on the fabric (in hindsight, bad idea!) and started backstitching! There's a bunch of youtube videos that demonstrate more complicated stitches, and toooons of other resources online. Go for it!
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2009 01:10:28 PM »

I don't usually visit this board but I saw the thumbnail on the main page and was curious. I'm glad I did, because all of your embroideries were a pleasure to look at.
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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2009 02:28:46 PM »

I Love the tree and the back and white one. You have a lot more patients than I do. Won't Shout gel, or spray and wash get it out. That is, if you wash them. As a mother I LOVE Shout and Spray and Wash.
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2009 08:29:35 AM »

lovely work, the tree is my fave.  and i'm sure someone already suggested this, but for embroidery i use a water soluable fine tipped fabric pen.  I LOVE it.  The lines completely disappear and wash away in cold water.  The brand I use is dritz but clover also makes them too.
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2009 10:47:15 AM »

They're all awesome!  I hope you do get more opportunities to produce such ovely work!  I think the last one is my favorite!
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