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« on: December 15, 2018 06:43:26 PM »

A friend works at the Textile Museum in Toronto and his wife gave me a bag of really special fabric last year that included these really neat-o Asian prints. I thought they were a great size for pouches and when I joined the recent Slow Cloth/Boro swap my partner said she liked orange, green and purple. Perfect.

Check out this awesome monster face!


I went with very simple stitching to accentuate rather than over-power the beautiful prints. Still, all those randomly spaced pin tucks and rows of purple embroidery floss took ages. I can only guess how much time was spend on the other items in that swap, some of them have the most complex stitches, ack!


Here it is completed, it's lined with a wild rainbow tie-dyed fabric I really love and the zipper is purple.


Here's the side with the monster:


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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018 07:49:54 PM »

Oh the pin tucks. I cannot express how much I love them.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018 07:59:41 PM »

I saw a similar piece but including a horizontal line or two of stitching. I just loved it but when I got to this point with those 2 I couldn't add any more without thinking it would get overly busy. I am really crazy about the heavily stitched patches in the swap gallery but I am feeling more & more simple myself.
Glad you like it! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018 08:31:44 PM »

No, its very well balanced. And it echoes the shishi in the pattern. I love the fabrics are muted.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018 05:26:08 AM »

The rest of the fabric was great too, it was an awesome gift. I'll have to find more projects for it all. It's too special to just sit around in stash.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018 09:52:20 AM »

That is so lovely! It's the kind of finish that looks simple, but holds your admiring gaze.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019 01:07:12 PM »

 This is stunning and I love the stitching you did. It looks like that would take forever! The tiny stitches are so perfect. Amazing job!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019 03:36:51 AM »

Thank you Smiley. There is another one in the works but they really do take ages to stitch!
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