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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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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:52 am

Added beads to the dark tree, and finished the light one; here they both are, and I was surprised at how different they look. The last pic shows them together, demonstrated by Lexi...

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Re: Mabel's designs

by tiffstitch » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Very interesting look, and cute little paws!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: I like both of them. I'm not surprised that they look different since the colors, fabrics, beads are different. The stitch is the same which connects them, but the tones are so different. So many possibilities.

and the paws are especially adorable!!!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:36 pm

Both cards are lovely but different. As Carole said : so many possibilities!
Lexi did a good job, demonstrating them :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by mags » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:18 pm

These are gorgeous :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:49 am

Another leaf, and another lesson learnt - when you're not planning on solidly covering the whole background, don't leave pencil lines showing... :roll:

This is Cretan stitch, and I'd drawn a double guideline down the centre of the leaf, but of course the lines show through the open stitches! I've had a go with a bit of eraser cut to a fine point, and it's better than it was, but next time I'll either have to use dotted guidelines, or do it by eye!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Nicola Main » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:54 am

Oh I absolutely love this Mabel! So intricate and I love the colour xxx
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Roland » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:04 pm

So much lovely work. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Catz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:46 pm

Love the little helping legs and paws. Your work is amazing
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