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Topic: My 1st embroidery portrait (and 1st post) :-)  (Read 1091 times)
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« on: February 12, 2009 09:12:04 AM »

Hi Guys.
this is my 1st ever post, so I hope you like it  Cheesy
Before Christmas I started cross stitching because I was inspired by subversive cross stitch, and wanted to make my friends stuff like that as Christmas gifts. Anyway... after that I moved onto embroidery and did 1 embroidery of a pin-up girl from a pattern. I then stumbled across Jenny Hart's work on the internet and was blown away! I have always had a fondness for portraiture! I then tried my hand at it. I designed the piece in photoshop and transferred it to the fabric. This is only the 2nd embroidery piece I've ever done so if some of the stitches look a little off, you'll know why! LOL! This is an embroidery of my friend Amy. I've done embroidery pieces of 2 more of my friends since this one which, when I have a chance,  I'll have to take some pics of and upload.  Wink

Here is the pic I used as inspiration
« Last Edit: February 12, 2009 10:16:29 AM by becktheanglophile - Reason: Added original pic » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 09:59:18 AM »

wow.. i think you have a knack for it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 11:06:54 AM »

Wow, this is amazing! I love what you did with the hair.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 11:11:52 AM »

Thanks  Grin
The more I look at it, I don't like her right jaw that much and I'd like to add some more detail to the face.  Undecided
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009 12:19:05 PM »

After you reply about the portraits I wanted to see what other work you've done and I must say WOW! This is amazing! I would love to have skill like this. Great job!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009 02:47:18 PM »

Really cool, what a neat gift for someone.  I love your choice of stitches on the design.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.  You definitely have a talent!

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009 03:13:42 PM »

What a great first post and a wonderful  piece of embroidery!!!  Well done!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009 06:30:08 PM »

Wow, that's great!  And welcome to Craftster!  I'm new to embroidery and I may have to try this idea out...


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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009 06:32:29 PM »

That's great. I love the blushed cheeks.

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