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« on: April 14, 2009 09:12:58 AM »

Hi there,

Here's another portrait of my boyfriend, Tim, this time with a beard. Since growing the beard he's had a lot of flack from people for looking a bit porn star-y, so I put him in some massive 80s sun glasses and fired away with my camera. I traced the photo and embroidered him...



I wanted to include detail and make it quite delicate so i stripped the thread down to 1 strand. The hair is satin stitch, the beard is done with small stabbing stitches and the chest hair is 'couching' stitch - at least I think it is - i laid the thread on top of the fabric and then bolted it down which a stitch - so perhaps that bit is the 'couch'?
Anyway, I would probably do the sunglasses a bit differently if i had to do it again. I would probably fill in the sun glass colour and then stitch eyes over the top of that rather than the other way round...but nevermind.
I hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009 09:41:06 AM »

Wow, he's a good sport.  My DH would have a meltdown if I tried to photograph him shirtless - let alone embroider him and post the art on the internet.  Your man is very accommodating!

Your embroidery is lovely and unique.  I would never have thought of it.  Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009 09:46:02 AM »

Awesome!  Grin
I love the variety of "hair stitches" -they all work perfectly against the body outline!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009 10:14:22 AM »

Another great piece!   I love the way you've done this!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009 10:20:48 AM »

thats so awesome. i like everything about it. i think you were right the first time, sunglasses go over the eyes, not the other way around. so it works.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009 10:26:03 AM »

 Grin This totally made me laugh!! Definitely has a 70's "porn" vibe going.....but awesome nonetheless.... Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009 11:09:55 AM »

It's great.
It feels like more of an early 1980's porn flick to me, but in saying that I've already given too much away.
And the chest hair is awesome/

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009 11:33:37 AM »

This is awesome!
Excellent use of different stitches and nice use of the boyfriend  Wink (who is obviously a good sport)
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009 12:07:15 PM »

Fabulous! I'm jealous of your laid back boyfriend who lets such things happen hehe.

The chest hair is done particuarly well- and yeah you couched the thread :-) Brilliant way of doing hair.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009 02:41:13 PM »

I have to agree about the chest hair, I LOVE the way it was done! Awesome work!
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