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« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2010 07:51:30 PM »

 Satin stitches are still a huge challenge for me.


Barbolot:  I used to have a terrible time with satin stitch  (still no expert but much better) until someone saw me doing it and told me you should always start in the middle of the space and work out to the edge on each side.  That made a huge difference in the way mine looked.  You may already know that, but just in case you dont...
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2010 08:35:34 PM »

Barbolot:  I used to have a terrible time with satin stitch  (still no expert but much better) until someone saw me doing it and told me you should always start in the middle of the space and work out to the edge on each side.  That made a huge difference in the way mine looked.  You may already know that, but just in case you dont...

THANK YOU!  I did not know that... had no idea!  I always started at one end, and then the stitches would get tighter and tighter, and then some are loose -- UGH.  I'll try what you suggested!   Kiss

Automaton J. -- I know.  I know.  And that leaf is so cute... I haven't tried it yet, though.

Here's a link to some sweet (free) vintage transfer patterns: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/

More eye candy:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/embroideredstuff/
and:  http://www.feelingstitchy.com/
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« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2010 09:39:05 PM »

I love french knots! They are my favorite. And I like making stars and daises. I'm not that great at remembering and using technical terms for things, though.

And thank you everyone, I'm not too nervous about this anymore.
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010 04:47:31 AM »

should we post some stuff we've made before on craftster to give other people a taste of what we can do?
(I haven't posted anything I've made)
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I used to collect this series when I was 7/8ish (I know- i was a nerdy/crafty kid!)
Needlecraft magic- it's just so awesome!! I still look to it for inspiration today!
I still have 99% of the collection-but some pages have gone missing over the years T.T
Does anyone else have it? :3
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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010 05:03:01 AM »

I wish I did. I did some really neat stuff in my younger years. :/

There would be a bunch of my old pieces that would interest only those who are into medieval history when I was actively doing reenactment. I'll check one more time this weekend to see if I have anything squirreled away.
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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2010 09:11:24 PM »

I'm thinking about it!
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2010 04:26:06 AM »

Cheesy
are we going to matched up according to our interests or according to our skill level?
Or will an expert be put with an intermediate, and intermediate with beginner to teach them new stuff? Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2010 04:37:16 AM »

Matches will be made based on ok with International/Internationals first, then interests and then skill level.
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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2010 08:17:55 AM »

Thank you mindboggld!
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and thank you for organising this swap Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2010 06:25:37 PM »

Yay!  I've been waiting for another embroidery swap!  Good to see you again mindboggld!

I'll go work on the questionnaire now. 
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