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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:29 pm

They are looking great Mabel and I am looking forward to seeing what happens to them next. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 pm

Did manage to finish another leaf in between craft-rooming :-)

raised chain, whipped backstitch and three "chips" of bright check.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by nonnato4 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:22 pm

Such beautiful work, you must be very patient. I have looked at your other stitching & all are exquisite; much variety of stitches & so many glorious colours.

I will look at stitches in one of my books to see exactly how they are made. I do not want to do them but like to see how embroidery stitches are worked. It is amazing what big variety there are & good to see many on here instead of just in book.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:22 am

Ella, I have very little patience, which is why I stitch such a lot of small projects :-) - but you're right, I do like my different stitches!

If you ever feel that you would like to try some of these stitches, I'm hoping to do the finished Tree of Life as a SAL, with lots of alternatives for the various leaves. It won't be for a while, but who knows, you might feel inspired :-)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:00 pm

:whoop: :whoop: Another Super SAL...I shall be watching out for this!! :dance:

I like the simplicity of this leaf. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:25 pm

When I did the appliqué Christmas tree some time ago, a lady at my stitching group said would I teach them (or as many of them as were interested) how to make one. We didn't manage in time for last Christmas, but are now talking of doing a workshop over the summer. The dark green fabric with gold holly & robins I got recently was meant for that, and I found another pretty holly fabric online (which you can just see in the first picture).

Here is the start of the first tree, a slightly more subtle green and gold - the other one will have a red edge (perhaps even bright red!) and of course the fabric itself is lighter and brighter. This one will have some small clusters of matt red beads, like holly berries; I'll hopefully egt round to that tonight (lots of evening things going on this week! meetings and stuff)

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Re: Mabel's designs

by karen4bells » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:07 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Awesome designing and stitching!!! Beautiful!!! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:04 pm

I really love it! You are so clever, I would not know where to start.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 am

Love :wub: :wub: the gold one, so rich and gorgeous. The other one is pretty but against the gold its a
no contest'/ Beautiful work anyway.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:43 pm

When you showed us that fabric I wondered what little gem would materialise from your needle! Awesome!!! :applesauce: :applesauce: no other word for it :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Catz » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Love your work, especially the hardanger. Will one day have a go.
 
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