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« on: August 15, 2010 10:41:34 AM »

These are my first major embroidery projects. Before, I had only done little designs on some wallets and things.

For this one, I just printed out one of the original Alice pictures and traced it onto the fabric...using a pen, being the goober I am and not having anything else handy.  Roll Eyes So forgive the small ink pen marks that are still visible. I haven't decided what to do about them yet.

I might go back later and fill in some more. What do you guys think?

My cousin's daughter just turned 3, and she loves butterflies. So I made her this (sorry for the poor lighting-the picture were taken in the truck on the way to the party):

I left it in the hoop as art for her wall. I wish that I had really taken the time to finish the back nicely, but as I was finishing on the car ride to the party (Grin), I had to manage by gluing down the edges of the fabric to the inside of the hoop. It looks sloppy in places, but when it's hanging up, you won't be able to tell.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010 11:14:20 AM »

I love the details on the butterfly! These are really well done!

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010 11:32:06 AM »

Very well done!! I love both of them. I'm just starting to embroider myself, and am having trouble with even stitches but your stitches are great! Good job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010 11:40:59 AM »

lovely work!

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010 06:09:11 PM »

Alice is so cool!  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010 01:12:55 PM »

Wow! You did an amazing job!

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010 03:30:53 AM »

These are beautiful! I don't think you need to fill the Alice one in more, it looks good as it is. Maybe you could do some tinting in the spaces (e.g. dress etc) if you want a richer colour? (Practice on another piece of fabric first though, it's such a lovely embroidery it would be sad to ruin it). But I think if you did fill stitch it might be too heavy - it's lovely and delicate as it is. Well done on two beautiful pieces!

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