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Topic: It Came From The Deep ... I Mean, The Hoop!! (Tentacle Stumpwork Embroidery)  (Read 49171 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011 07:59:07 PM »

like I said in the gallery,  How did you do that?!?!?!!??!!!!???  I'm stunned and impressed and flabergasted and in awe........

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2011 08:25:04 PM »

Wow! that's crazy awesome!! this rocks!

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2011 08:30:37 PM »

That is absolutely amazing! I'm definitely hitting "this rocks" and spending a few hours trying to figure out how to steal some of your amazingness for myself. Grin I didn't know there was such a thing as 3D embroidery but now I know I have to try it someday.

Also, this made me think: how cool would it be to have a giraffe head coming out of an embroidered tree? *wink wink nudge nudge*
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2011 08:31:22 PM »

Thank you everyone!! Smiley

It's more or less traditional stumpwork techniques. It's probably easier to show than describe, but roughly, I stitched the tentacle slip on red silk, couched some wire on the back, then cut out, formed, stitched and stuffed it into its 3D shape. Then the slip was applied to the base fabric, punching the wire through and stitching it in place firmly. Surface fabric applied over the top, with the ragged edges to look like the tentacle broke through it. Stumpwork is heaps of fun to do, although it can get a little fiddly!
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2011 10:06:53 PM »

This is all kinds of wonderful. I love those colors and the fact that it's tiny!

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011 10:44:01 PM »

that's brilliant and one of the most awesome embroidery projects EVER.   Grin

i am completely in awe of your skills and imagination.. i wish i could hit THIS ROCKS so many more times!
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011 03:44:15 AM »

I love me an octopus or a squid.  This is so amazing awesome I soooooo want one!

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011 04:14:15 AM »

I cannot tell you just how awesome I think this is. This rocks, hard.

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011 05:59:19 AM »

Amazing. I don't think I've ever seen 3D embroidery before.

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2011 06:34:30 AM »

That's so spectacular!  I showed it to my hubby and said "I'm not sure I could do that" and he picked up the scarf sitting on the back of the couch and started swinging it around telling me that I could do it and when I argued with him, he actually thew the scarf at me! :O  Anyway - silly hubby store aside - this is amazing!  Great work jemimah!!

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