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« on: January 01, 2011 10:21:33 AM »

It's been a while since I posted any embroidery, so I thought it was time to take up the needle again.

The current love of my life is the cat I currently share my apartment with - Yesha. She's definitely the royalty in this house - she has a pen-and-ink portrait of her on the fridge, a 3D knitted version of herself, and now, a portrait in embroidery floss:

Here's the real deal, so you can compare 'em.

Technical stuff - the outline is 2-ply split stitch, and the fur is mostly 2-ply long and short, but her face is a bit more idiosyncratic - I tried to capture the directions of her fur. The paw pad is satin stitch, and the toes are french knots. Her funny furry ears are just straight stitch.

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I wish the hoop were nicer, but it seems hard to find nice hoops here in Israel - it was hard enough finding a smallish one, they all seem enormous.

Oh, and a gratuitous kitty shot!

C&C more than welcome!


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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011 10:25:15 AM »

That is so beautiful!
You did an amazing job.
I think you captured your darling cat wonderfully. And I am in awe of your embroidery skills. You also picked the perfect stitches for each part.
I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011 10:47:55 AM »

So beautiful. I love the colours and the way they blend exactly right for a tabby cat.  You have really captured the "relaxed kitty" pose well.  Thank you for posting the more detailed pictures as well.  I like to see the way the stitches and the colours are placed. Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011 12:00:32 PM »

This is beautifully rendered! I love the cute simplicity of how it's drawn, but the gorgeous detail of the fur stripes. And the face of course! So lovely. Cheesy Awesome job!

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011 12:12:04 PM »

aww! adorable!

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011 01:00:52 PM »

That is just lovely!  Wowzers....I especially love her ears; I can just about feel the little tickly fur.

« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011 02:23:13 PM »

Beautiful!  The stitching of her tabby coat is amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011 02:58:46 PM »

She's gorgeous! Both in the hoop and out of the hoop ^_^ What a very pretty cat and you did such a wonderful job recreating her in thread! I love the pose and the color threads you chose!

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011 03:12:27 PM »

That turned out beautifully!  I know you mentioned having trouble finding a nice hoop in  your area.  I have a tip for you!  I use plain wood hoops, but I wrap fabric around them.

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011 03:32:34 PM »

They're both beautiful! I too, am in awe of your embroidery skills - the stitching is so neat and I love all the details!
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