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« on: September 11, 2010 12:04:57 PM »

This is the hoopla I designed and stitched for luckdragon in the Embroidery Hoopla Swap.... I'm really happy with the way it came out.... I am fairly new to embroidery, and this is the first project I have done that is this filled in..... I was determined to have it filled in and not just outlined.... and after 30plus hours, my determination paid off. I used a 8" hoop, with 3 strands of dmc floss in most places.



here are some close ups of the details....



the head/neck starts off a coral color and fades into a hotpink.





a few different shots of the tail feathers. You cant really tell in the pictures but there is metallic silver stitched in with the little parts of the feathers.



not only does the head/neck fade from one color to another, so does the body, from a bright green to a darker green and the wing is done in three different colors.



after spending so much time on the front, I really wanted the back to look good as well.... I looked at a bunch of different ways to finish off the back of embroidery hoop but wasn't really happy with any of them..... to make a long story short... this is what I came up with.

here is a tutorial i did to show how I finished the back of the hoop

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359164.0

thanks for looking... comments would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010 01:20:50 PM »

This is awesome! I'd love to be able to do something like this but I really don't think I have the patience. Nice job!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010 04:23:14 PM »

I was the lucky recipient of this lovely creature!! It is FABULOUS!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010 09:01:55 PM »

Great work, OGD! I love the swirling peacock feathers.  Your fill stitching is beautiful, as is the clean and fabulous back!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010 08:26:44 AM »

Gorgeous, love it  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010 04:33:54 PM »

This is awesomeness! So great!!! Those feathers are beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010 08:40:27 PM »

Everything you touch turns out simply beautiful! I love this Flamcock!
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010 11:57:43 AM »

this is so so beautiful!! from the stitching to the fabric pattern, so lovely!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010 09:29:41 AM »

Fairly new? You are a pro! Amazing clean stitching. Wonderful work!
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010 11:07:29 AM »

That is so so pretty! You are so talented - I want one for myself!  Cheesy
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