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« on: August 05, 2011 04:41:12 PM »



When I saw this challenge, I knew that it would be perfect for my first entry. I tossed around ideas for a week or two, trying to decide what to do. I knew that I wanted to do some kind of picture with text, but I just couldn't quite make it look right in my head. Then I had a thought. Who said it had to be English text? I decided to use a portion of the Greek New Testament to make an image of a tree, beginning at my favorite verse - John 1:5.



I embroidered the tree in backstitch with one strand of embroidery floss. I didn't keep track, but I'd estimate that it took me 10-15 hours. The tree is composed entirely of the greek text.



I traced the outline of the tree from an image I found online, and then free-handed the text onto it. There isn't really a font - just my handwriting!



Of course, there are mistakes, and I had to keep reminding myself to look at the big picture. I think it turned out quite well, and I'm very proud of it.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011 04:57:37 PM »

So pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011 06:26:11 PM »

Lovely design!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011 07:19:18 PM »

I love this!  The tree+Greek is really unique.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011 07:52:22 PM »

A very unique idea!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011 06:05:57 AM »

I absolutely love it! :]
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011 06:14:19 AM »

very delicate! looks like that took many hours
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011 07:50:53 AM »

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Oh, it did! But I think it was well worth it.

Thank you all for your lovely comments! I'm so glad that you like it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011 08:06:03 AM »

 I think it's lovely. I especially like the symbolism of the tree, verse and colors used.  Pretty neato!
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011 01:08:30 AM »

This is so beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011 02:46:10 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011 01:20:12 AM »

That is quite lovely!
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011 10:41:09 PM »

Beautiful idea, and if you're familiar with the text in your own language, even moreso!
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011 09:07:24 PM »

The design is so simple and beautiful <3
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2011 04:50:18 PM »

Beautiful, amazing.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011 05:44:10 AM »

Great idea and very nice work!
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