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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014 08:43:05 AM »

Impressive! Very cool.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014 04:24:02 PM »

I love black work and this is simply amazing! Love the pattern usage to distinguish the countries.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2014 06:50:13 PM »

AMAZING!!!  It all looks so intricate.  I've worked with glow-in-the-dark DMC and I know it's a pain - good on you!
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2014 11:34:15 PM »

Thank you so much everyone.  It is really great to read all your comments.
I should have warned that sewing on black aida really needs full sunlight or very very good artificial lighting as it can be hard to see the holes.  I used to wear a white apron so that I could see the white through the holes which made them show up better.
Having said which I did find one really big advantage to sewing in white on black.  I was half way through the second pass on a country when I realised that on the previous pass I had done one stitch out of place.  Angry 
I really did not want to undo all the work to get back to it so I put it down and thought about it for a bit. And then took a black permanent felt-tip marker and painted out the offending stitch.  Roll Eyes
Now even I can't find where it was.   Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014 08:55:53 AM »

Amazing skills!
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014 07:26:18 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2014 09:39:06 AM »

Absolutely extraordinary! I love that you worked some symbolism into the piece, too. It's really beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2014 11:55:17 PM »

I'm from Africa (South Africa!) and that is LOVELY!! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2014 06:37:42 AM »

oh that is beautiful. I love that you want to show that Africa has its own light.

The glow in the dark thread is awesome! i did not know such a thing existed! I have always found that the threads that look the best are the worst to work with lol
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2014 07:05:10 AM »

What a gorgeous work of art!
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