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« on: March 29, 2017 04:12:40 PM »

I made a stitched moth a while ago and wanted to try it again.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450916.msg5419900#msg5419900
Stalking for a recent swap I saw some fabric moths pinned so hey, perfect timing!


I used fabric from my stash, wire, embroidery thread, felt, glass beads for eyes, and a bit of fiberfil.
Here are the fabric pieces laid out:


The legs were difficult to wrap with thread, maybe there's a way to do it before attaching to the body. I'll try again one of these days.


I would never touch a real bug like this, even looking at the picture makes me a little squeamish, ugh!


It's pretty big, a hand span at least.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017 05:42:10 PM »

Wow this looks great, I'm a bit squeamish too, but this looks fun. Maybe for the wire try spraying it with a spray glue or 505 spray so the thread sticks down right away and doesn't slip or move
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017 05:50:44 PM »

It was ok to wrap in that sense, it was just super awkward to hold it steady. The leg wires are threaded through the body so keeping an equal length was tricky & once there were more than one set of legs plus the antenna it was a complete tangle.
Maybe the ones I've seen photos of are bigger, that might solve a few construction problems.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017 04:37:43 AM »

wow wow wow. It came out so beautifully!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017 10:17:27 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017 10:40:44 AM »

Aww, well thanks Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017 03:58:36 AM »

This is just beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017 06:32:52 PM »

This looks amazing  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017 06:48:19 PM »

Thank you! It was fiddly but not difficult. I hope somebody will make one & show it off here. I left a lot of room for improvement.
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