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« on: January 07, 2017 06:42:09 AM »

Made for a private swap with Joyfulclover. We sent each other pieces that could be incorporated into something else if wanted.
The first was a winter scene based on a lino print I saw online somewhere that made an impression on me.

The trees are reversed wheat ear stitch, it was the closest to the evergreen shape I imagined.


The second has reverse appliqued circles then circular embroidery in various colours. This was better in my mind but I still liked it.


I am still trying to imagine what to do with this sort of thing. They are fun to make & look at but then what? Maybe a fabric book...
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017 07:01:42 AM »

Yisssssss!

These are mine!

Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into my slow cloth patches! I am envisioning the winter scene hanging on my wall, with wire, and swirled at the end. For the beach/pebble piece, I view it as being a beautiful piece of cloth, so I am considering using as a piece in a larger item.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017 07:46:06 AM »

Those are beautiful patches!
I especially love the first one.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017 10:33:50 AM »

Nice! The first one is so serene. I want to jump in and go for a walk.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017 09:46:45 PM »

Thanks, I'm glad they are liked. They were enjoyable to make Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017 12:07:55 PM »

I love the winter scene. So pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017 07:16:39 PM »

I like these! The winter one is great - - great stitch for the trees. Are the dots made of beads or french knots?

I think the problem with the second one (judging from the picture) is that you have mostly neutral-ish colours over a background that has 4 or 5 colours in a bold and busy print. Maybe if you used something beige or ombre your stitiching would have shown up as well as the bits of cloth you used. Looking at you stitching closely I can see it is fairly intricate but it just gets lost in the background. Your stitching is nice.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017 03:43:35 PM »

I think you're right, wryly - I wish the stitching in the second one stood out more. However, I love the background fabric, so it's hard to choose one or the other.

Thanks for your idea of putting these patches into a cloth book, crafty. Of the two fabulous patches I received from JoyfulClover in the recent Slow Cloth/Boro Patch Swap, I have a purpose intended for one, but the other (the rust dragon one) seems too special to incorporate into anything else. A page in my yet-to-be-assembled fabric book is a brilliant idea!

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017 06:16:53 AM »

Wryly the snow are beads, white on black and clear iridescent on the white part (my hubby actually suggested that colour change, he is not crafty but is very interested in the things I make and always has great suggestions).

I agree that it is a busy back ground fabric that doesn't show the stitches as well as a solid colour would. There is a textural element with that layering that's interesting to look at though. They were meant to have the potential of further work if desired, added to, added to something else.
Someone I follow on flickr posted this which gave me ideas of more layering.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/clothcompany/32516767641/in/feed
I will work with this concept again in future, it was interesting to combine so many things and see how they looked together and I can see so much more...

Wulf, a fabric book has been tumbling about in my mind for some time. I think we should have a craftalong for that one and share our ideas. I am itching to get started on that, after clearing up a few swaps and projects...
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