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« on: September 28, 2003 02:05:41 PM »

I bought a bunch of www.sublimestitching.com patterns from Jenny Hart herself at the Renegade Craft Fair and I'm OBSESSED with embroidery now and can't wait to finish these xmas presents so I can start making my own patterns!

My mom used to embroider and she was never into the country clutter look either so she did a lot of Asian-inspired scenes as well as gift items with a ton of intricate work on them and I'm actually using her old skeins & hoops! It's too much fun!
This is my first completed flour sack -- I luv putting guns & fire on a Martha Stewart product. It just feels right.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2003 06:46:16 AM »

that is so cute!!!

i wish i knew how to do that!!!

do you know of any sites with step by steps - or anysites about hand stitching because i suck at that as well!

« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2003 07:21:48 AM »

What I did there was VERY basic! And as long as you have a pattern it's surprisingly easy! I'm making tea towels/flower sacks for all of my pals for christmas -- each with their own theme!

Sublime Stitching offers these tips:

It's really a lot of fun and cheap and easy!

I did the above towel (with very little real knowledge of embroidery) in one evening. I did a little finishing on it the next day by adding my initials.

I'm sure you could find detailed instructions online when you're ready to make your designs more elaborate but, so far, I haven't needed anything beyond the stitches shown in the page I linked above.

The only trick for me is making the back of the piece neat and finishing off the thread so it doesn't fall apart. That's more time consuming than the stitching. I LOVE doing this while my husband watches his crappy TV shows. Hee.

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2003 05:33:52 PM »

Very Cute!!  i would so not be able to do this.  You must have a very good hand.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2003 09:09:14 PM »

This is the post I left in DIY sites.....


Should help out those of you who want to learn embroidery....


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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2003 03:06:20 AM »

sublime stitching has some really great kits.  I bet you would be able to do it suncrush!
I am planning to start some pillowcases in a couple of weeks (must finish monster quilt first) using the sparrows and banner from her tattoo transfers.  I want to use a quote from solomon for that whole biblical yet sexy thing.  Rrrrawr!
I love your towels, isadora.  I think Martha would be proud.  She strikes me as laughing behind the primness.

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2003 04:07:30 PM »

Yeah it's really easy!  I made cat dish towels, and tattoo style swallows on a cardigan sweater...and I am one of those people who can't even color inside the lines!  I'm generally not a very neat person, so you can imagine my amazment when i ended up with these fabulous embriodered items!  Seriously it's so very easy.

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2003 07:30:08 PM »

cute embroidery designs!

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2003 07:14:40 PM »

I've seen those at JoAnne's on sale for .50. They are pretty cute.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2003 11:28:42 PM »

I've used lots of sublime stiching patterns. They're stater kits rock, everything you need to start. I made some really kickin gifts last year for xmas! I used the tiki patterns to make some really fun towels & napkins!! And they're reasonably priced!

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