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Topic: Hand-embroidered Western Shirt: Weasel Riding a Bear... like ya' do.  (Read 5480 times)
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« on: December 21, 2014 10:01:09 AM »

It's been ages since I embroidered so why not go kind of big?  This western shirt is a holiday gift for The ManFlesh who has been discovering his inner WesternMan since we moved to Montana. Wink  "A weasel riding a bear" is a big theme of his although, I think this is only the second time it has made it into physical form, at least around here.



My friend, Bascom Hogue, drew the pattern for me - I can't draw and, boy he sure can!  THANK YOU, BASCOM!



Each yoke is a little different, just because of how I interpreted the transfer as I was stitching.  This shot is blurry, but I didn't realize that until I'd wrapped the gift!



It seemed a little plain with just the front yokes embellished so I added a line of stitches down each side of the placket.  The left side is bear-colored and the right is ground-colored.  He's a untucked shirt kind of guy unless the situation really required tucking in, so I stopped short of the bottom of the placket and put a little stylized fletching detail.  (again with the blurry)



I thought it would be fun to wrap it in a non-shirt box to keep it a bit more secret and what do you know, I have a shoe box that says "bare traps" (like "bear traps") on it! 



And tissue with bear tracks!  I think the other tracks are probably wolf, but I bet they're weasel-y enough. Tongue



I was able to spend a few hours each day over several days while he was at work to do most of the stitching.  Our house is kind of dark - that's how we like it - so daylight was vital to working on this dark material.  This meant I often had "managerial oversight" as documented below.   Tongue



The next 3.5 days I have to wait until he receives it are going to be hard on me!
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014 10:06:40 AM »

Excellent!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014 11:06:05 AM »

Not much beats that perfect embroidered item. Nicely done.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014 11:45:02 AM »

Excellent!   Cheesy

Thanks!

Not much beats that perfect embroidered item. Nicely done.

Aw, thanks!  I've never had an idea for an embroidered item for him before and other than more shirts, I don't know what else.  He's not a sampler kind of guy.   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014 11:48:57 AM »

Oh you know I think this is way too rad for its own good.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014 11:50:54 AM »

I love this. It's so unusual and personal. He's surely going to love it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014 12:14:15 PM »

Thank, y'all!  I just get nervous about these kinds of things as the moment of receiving approaches.   Undecided
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This is AMAZING! What a fantastic shirt. Such a brilliant pressie!
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014 01:51:18 PM »

Aw, thanks!  I've never had an idea for an embroidered item for him before and other than more shirts, I don't know what else.  He's not a sampler kind of guy.   Cheesy

Remember? We first met because of the shirt I embroidered for my man. It just naturally brings people together  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014 03:29:56 PM »

Aw, thanks!  I've never had an idea for an embroidered item for him before and other than more shirts, I don't know what else.  He's not a sampler kind of guy.   Cheesy

Remember? We first met because of the shirt I embroidered for my man. It just naturally brings people together  Grin


Oh, I totally remember! In fact when I saw that it was you who'd left a comment I immediately thought of that project!
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