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« on: January 31, 2018 12:22:27 PM »

This was a fun challenge!

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018 12:36:56 PM »

WOW! Another amazing embroidery!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018 01:08:33 PM »

Shut up! This is AMAZING!
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018 01:17:14 PM »

It came to my house in the mail unexpectedly. I knew it was going to be something unreal and I'm not kidding you, I was afraid to look in case it made me cry. I unwrapped it towards the mister so I could read his reaction before turning it around. It is astonishing, I'm going to take a close up in good light so you can see the minuscule stitches. I need glasses to make them out, for real I can not even see them individually. Unbelievable. Thank you so much Ludi. I am honoured. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018 02:15:31 PM »

Thank you!  I didn't want to make you cry, crafty!  Kiss

This tiny stitches technique I've been playing with lately I call in my own mind "petit point for the undisciplined."   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018 02:28:05 PM »

I love how the stitches only enhanced his expression. Great job!

When you stitch, Ludi, do you poke through and up in one stitch? Or do you go down, pull through, poke up, pull through? (so 2 movements vs 1)?

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018 02:51:47 PM »

Thank you!  I didn't want to make you cry, crafty!  Kiss

Happy tears! The happiest Smiley. I consider this a very fine example of silk shading with a dynamic twist. You are a true artist, I am so pleased to have this lovely piece for myself.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, my dearest wish is to spy over the shoulder of some of you when you craft so I can see how you make the magic.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018 03:16:01 PM »

Ludi, you never cease to amaze!
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018 04:43:43 PM »

Thanks!   Smiley


When you stitch, Ludi, do you poke through and up in one stitch? Or do you go down, pull through, poke up, pull through? (so 2 movements vs 1)?

Definitely two movements.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018 05:22:51 PM »

Thanks!   Smiley


When you stitch, Ludi, do you poke through and up in one stitch? Or do you go down, pull through, poke up, pull through? (so 2 movements vs 1)?

Definitely two movements.

I straight up made a cartoon sound! Whhhhhat!?
That's double effort! But probably makes it so you don't snag. But WOW. I thought for sure it was just one, poking up through.

And this is the result of amazing, persistent seed stitch.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018 03:41:41 AM »

Ludi has magic hands.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018 06:17:48 AM »

Every time I see your work, I think, "Oh, this is my favorite!" But now I think there's officially a winner. This is amazing! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018 08:38:00 AM »

Thank you!    Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018 03:57:57 PM »

Wow, this is fantastic work.  Love the subject matter, and the stitches you used are beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018 01:42:00 PM »

I've said it before and I'll say it again, my dearest wish is to spy over the shoulder of some of you when you craft so I can see how you make the magic.

I was just thinking the same thing. I can't wrap my head around how a piece like this even happens.  Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018 07:13:11 PM »

Here are some close-ups. It was hard to get these in focus, they are so incredibly tiny.






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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018 07:15:52 PM »

Oh nooOOO!  The scrutiny!!!  It burns!!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018 07:18:43 PM »

Oh girl, that is pure magic right there. I could look and look for hours, if I could even see it without a microscope that is. Still, no idea how you do this wonderful thread shading, it is really something.
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018 05:19:00 AM »

Sweet craftylittlemonkeymessaged me to make sure I saw this!

Also LOLS - IT BURNS! MUWAHAHHA

I think a huge difference which makes your work so lifelike is layering, MANY colors, and not being so strict about the edges. I have watched the videos you recommended for layering...I can't recall the thread, but those! The videos! And I tried it out but was disappointed in how the edges looked. Almost, TOO sharp. My favorite work was towards the end when I started getting anxious to finish, when I was less precise. Hum. (also a poor character reflection. But there you go)

Ludi - is this all embroidery floss?

Follow-up - I recall the recommendations from the video, but do you have a preference in the amount of strands you use?

Finally - how does it feel to be interrogated over thread!  *sharp arm gesture* I want the truth! *fierce eyebrows* YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! THIS TECHNIQUE IS NOT FOR THE MASSES!



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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018 05:56:07 AM »

This is absolutely insane! Sooo many stitches and colors! It looks like a photo it's so detailed and realistic.
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2018 05:58:23 AM »

Thanks!

All regular embroidery floss, mostly two strands but for some detail areas, just one strand.
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This is awesomely adorable! Love it!
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You are nothing short of amazing!  Wow!
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you take embroidery to a new level - nicely done!
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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018 08:56:13 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2018 02:53:13 PM »

whoa..this is really effin' cool...great work!
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« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018 08:59:52 PM »

I couldn't love this more!
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« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2018 05:33:00 AM »

Nodsu I posted close up photos here. I'm not sure ludi loves those, we are all our own worst critics after all, but they are just incredible. I love this piece of work so much, it is amazing to look at and touch.
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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2018 07:49:33 AM »

O emmm geeee!
I need a stitch count on that piece!
... you should probably insure it right now, if you haven't already Smiley -this is such a heirloom piece!
That skill and patience and love and generosity, that goes into a work like that is mindblowing!
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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019 01:06:07 AM »

I love the layering of stitches and the boldness of color-play.  The texture you have created is wonderful to behold.
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« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2019 05:10:26 AM »

This piece is one of my faves. I love it.
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2019 03:48:23 PM »

Beautiful! This must have taken forever to stitch - your love, talent and persistence really come through!
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