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« on: April 12, 2018 02:58:06 PM »

I signed up for the latest Happy Mail swap and then decided I needed to do something with my embroidery machine, so I've been playing with embroidering paper and paper-like options.  

This is a square of mid-weight cut-away stabilizer, embroidered and then colored with watercolor pencils.

Stabilizer with alcohol ink background and then embroidery.  

Then I broke out the fancy papers my husband brought me back from Japan (I asked for non-square origami paper & got all sorts of weird stuff instead...)  They were all done by hooping a piece of stabilizer, marking out the edges of the embroidery area, and then taping the paper where I wanted it with a couple bits of washi tape.  

I have no idea what this is; it's in traditional origami paper colors & patterns, but has a feel almost like a tyvek envelope.  Weird.  Anyway, it goes through the machine beautifully, but maybe would work better with a heavier/simpler stitching pattern.

The rest of these are from a little packet mysteriously labeled "Slip of Washi" (I recently learned that washi paper is a heavyweight decorative paper, but there were a whole bunch of different kinds of things in the package, so I'm not sure how this works--ETA: apparently washi refers to the paper making methods, so it's usually heavyweight but can be made of a bunch of different things.)

Single run waterlilies with blue variegated thread on thick ricepaper.  (love this one!)

...and what happens when you mark the space backwards and discover that it's not symmetrical, oops.

Combining half-size papers to make a whole design.  

Ran out of the yellow, had to do 2 halves of the green.

Something lightweightish (which could perhaps have used a little heavier stabilizer) that was folded and dyed...

...and tiedye paper!

The fairy is a little subtle, but I really liked how well her moon fit in the circle.  

these (except the misaligned one) all went out with swap packages, but stand by for link to more, probably on a papercraft board Papercraft thread here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454764.new#new
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018 03:03:32 PM »

These are so much fun, thanks for sharing them here!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018 03:39:32 PM »

They turned out so great and what a cool idea!

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018 10:15:00 AM »

Wow, you can do some seriously amazing stuff with an embroidery machine!   The pair of green fairies on green paper and the final fairy moonlight image on tiedye paper are my two favorites, but they're all cool.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018 01:33:44 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018 03:47:53 PM »

Fabulous!  Congrats on the feature!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018 06:10:54 AM »

How fun and unique. Congratulations on being featured.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2019 06:55:05 PM »

The magic of the embroidery machine never stop amazing me. Thanks for sharing projects.
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