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« on: January 01, 2011 07:11:57 PM »

 Following up on my New Year's resolution to catch up on posting completed projects...

This is the hoop I made for the first of the Hoopla swaps

and a slightly closer view

It was inspired by a stained glass pattern I found online and by photographs of the real thing.  The wings are a lime green satin with matching embroidery floss for the veins.  The front wings also have a layer of organza with some sparkly bits scattered about.  The organza is stitched down along the leading edge (the edge at the front of the wings, near the head) but is loose at the trailing edge.  It's hard to see in the photo, but gives it a bit of 3-D interest, I think.  The body is an off-white with one ply of metallic thread added.

This one was very hard to send away - might have to start one for myself sometime!

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011 07:17:49 PM »

gorgeous.  you definitely captured the stained glass look. 

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011 07:32:36 PM »

Wow, so lovely! The colours of thread and fabric you chose compliment each other beautifully. The sparkly organza is the perfect finishing touch!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011 08:03:01 PM »

love the layers, and i agree the colors compliment each other beautifully. 
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011 09:11:05 AM »

Thanks for the feedback!  Cheesy

It was almost enough to make me think about taking up stained glass so I could really do it justice.  Almost, but not quite...too many irons in the fire already.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011 09:59:46 AM »

Very pretty-I love the vibrant colors. It does look like stained glass. The texture is wonderful.

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