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« on: August 21, 2009 12:44:37 PM »

Ok so I want to surprise my fiancee with a throw for our wedding.  Its going to be halloween this year so I drew up this picture:

Now Im new to embroidery but not new to cross stitch and I bought a cross stitch blanket a while ago almost like this one:

my question is it possible to embroider on this type of material seens how its made for cross stitching?  

P.S. Ignore the Octob on the one side I couldn't get it to look the way I wanted it to so I decided to go with the 10-31-09 instead
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 12:52:11 PM »

I think you'd be happier embroidering on something else, like a fine woven wool.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009 09:36:48 AM »

I can't get the link for the blanket to open. :/

As for the embroidery itself, you could do this easily with a split stitch. It's a stitch that is very easy to learn and handles little tight curves very well.

Are you going to do this in just black and white or are the roses going to be red? It would make a great contrast if you did.

I hope you share a pic of your finished product. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009 07:20:30 PM »

I love your drawing!  I too would find this easier to do in split stitch or stem stitch on non-counted fabric.

If you're good with counted x-stitch then use the material you bought. How large you plan on making the image on the throw will also determine both what stitch works best and your time involved.  Be aware that the larger the image, the more thread and time you will need to complete it.

Solvy is a dissolving mid-weight fabric stabilizer found in most craft stores.  It's usually easy to put over an image and trace on. Then you can put it on any fabric you like.  Once you wash it, the stabilizer goes away and leaves just the stitches!

I would love to see something like this in white thread on black fleece, it'd rock!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009 05:11:47 AM »

Thanks for the help! 

I was definately going to do the roses in red.  But I think I am going to take lisalady161 idea and do it on black fleece...that is if I can figure out how to get the design on black fabric  Wink  Now to get the fabric...it sucks being broke when I have so many ideas and things I want to do that require supplies. 
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