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Topic: Embroidery Hoopla Round 2! (SignUp CLOSED, SendOut 11/15/10)  (Read 99552 times)
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« Reply #470 on: October 16, 2010 06:24:13 AM »

I've got loads of ideas for one of my partners, just waiting to hear from the other then I'm off. I'm right in thinking it's 4 or 6 inch, right?  Undecided

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« Reply #471 on: October 16, 2010 07:44:34 AM »

I really, really need to learn the french knot.

I use the tutorial here: http://handembroiderynetwork.blogspot.com/2009/09/stitch-day-french-knots.html

If you scroll down, on the left is a list of tutorials for all kinds of stitches.  It's awesome Smiley

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« Reply #472 on: October 16, 2010 08:26:42 AM »

Lets see, on my last embroidery project I used many different stitches.

Split chain, French knot, wrapped, satin, back stitch and stem stitch.

I also love seed stitch, St. Charles cross and regular chain.

None of this makes me an expert though. I have just been doing this for a while and reading everything I can get my hands on.

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« Reply #473 on: October 16, 2010 10:50:33 AM »

Haven't heard from my partner yet, and I'm not sure what to make. Sad

« Reply #474 on: October 16, 2010 10:59:22 AM »

I really, really need to learn the french knot.

It helps to watch a video of someone doing it, because I have found that most written directions leave out a very important thing to note when making a French knot. Before, I always held my needle toward the fabric when I wrapped the thread around it, but the thread would just unwind before I pulled the needle and thread all the way through to the other side. Then I watched a video on Youtube, and I realized you have to hold your needle UP, away from the fabric, when you wrap the thread around it. Then, it can't go anywhere when you turn the needle around to stick it through the fabric. Videos totally help!

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« Reply #475 on: October 16, 2010 11:05:48 AM »

Jenny's tutorial on Sublime Stitching is the one I learned french knot from and mine turn out beautiful about half the time now. Cheesy

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« Reply #476 on: October 16, 2010 11:13:20 AM »

Here's the french knot video I used to learn: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/11/french-knot-video-tutorial.html
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« Reply #477 on: October 16, 2010 01:14:30 PM »

For the n00bs: even though there's a lot of fancy, cool stitches out there... I've been finding most people who embroider end up using a lot of standard ones. Myself, I use primarily split stitch, back stitch, and satin stitch. Mind, I wouldn't call myself an expert or anything, but I tried for a while to see just how many stitches I could use... I still learn all the fancy ones, but in my actual embroider, I use mostly those three. Cheesy

well, there is a lot of fancy stuff out there, but there are quite a lot of variations of the standard stuff, too, so it looks like something new and unique, but it's just the same old stitch with a twist.  those are fun, and very easy to do once you get the basics mastered.

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« Reply #478 on: October 16, 2010 02:41:05 PM »

well... I hurt my foot, and refuse to go to the hospital, will have to wait till Monday and call my foot Dr.......did the same thing about a year and a half ago, and yep, it was broken.... (little breaks above my toes, not horrid).... don't feel bad for me, that's not while I am saying it.... I am looking on the positive side... I woke up this morning at 6am, sat right down on my chair with my cup of coffee... and started stitching, just taking a break for some food, which I have forgotten until now......12 hours of stitching... pure heaven!

and on the different stitch conversation.... today I have only used backstitch, splitstitch and a little bit of somekind of a fill in stitch .... the good and faithful!!

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« Reply #479 on: October 16, 2010 03:23:00 PM »

I have an embroidery of a coral that I received in STS and it is done ENTIRELY in french knots.  I can't even imagine the time that must've taken Shocked  I learned how to do a french knot...FINALLY...by watching She's Crafty when she had the lady that founded Sublime Stitching on doing some little projects I think?  I tried to figure it out when I learned cross stitch back when I was 13 or 14, and just couldn't figure it out until recently.

OGD, again??!?  What happened?  *worried* Undecided

I'm about to scope out my partner's info and see if what I've picked will work...and if so, I'm going to pick colors and take things to work to get started tomorrow.
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