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Topic: Day of the Dead Embroidery & Skull cupcake  (Read 7784 times)
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« on: July 24, 2009 01:31:44 PM »

Okay I know there are other Day of the Dead embroiderys of this pattern from Urban Threads here that are far better than the job I did, but just had to post some pics as this is by far the biggest embroidery I've done to date. Some of the stitches are little wonky and it's the first time I've done satin stitch as well. But overall I'm pretty proud of it. I made it for my swap partner in the newbie swap I just did.

I also had trouble getting the hoop marks out before framing it and was wondering if anyone had any tips on that. I'm hoping in time being stretched in the frame it will kind of flatten out itself. Anyway onto the pics:
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I love skulls and cupcakes so I made this for myself awhile back:


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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 02:01:34 PM »

you've done a great job!!
In regards to hoop marks - I always hand wash very gently when I've finished stitching (if it is washable thread - not the hand dyed stuff!) and very gently roll in a dry clean towel to mop up as much liquid as poss. I then pin out on a flat board, making sure it is straight (use a set square/ruler to check) and leave to dry - this gets rid of grease and dirt from your fingers when you are working on it, plus the creasing.
Smaller items (and more delicate items)you can gently press under a damp clean light coloured tea towel with an iron - just be very very careful not to flatten the stitches.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 04:44:40 PM »

Thanks for that, will remember that next time, I did try ironing it but was worried about the stitches flattening out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 05:12:18 PM »

I think it's wonderful. I leave hoop marks everywhere I go, so you're not alone.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009 11:41:07 AM »

Wonderful work! it looks great! Regarding hoop marks, I use Q-snaps.. they're awesome & don't leave any marks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009 06:45:27 AM »

Awesome job. Love the cupcake.

Q-snaps are the way to go. I've used them for years.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2009 09:23:11 AM »

I love that cupcake! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2009 12:19:25 PM »

Thanks everyone, I will have to hunt down some Q-snaps here in Oz, I've never heard of them before, I've just been using the wooden hoops
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009 01:35:31 PM »

I absolutely love this. I've been meaning to do a Day of the Dead skull embroidery project myself. I like to paint them and I think they look so great as embroidery projects. Awesome job.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009 03:41:18 PM »

Do not demean your work.,..it's wonderful!  LOVE the cupcake!

You know, I think it's time to do a Sugar Skull/DDLM exhibition....Kitty, would Craftster host a thread for all the DDLM stuff, or should I put it on me blog?
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