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Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:05 pm

I've decided to split my SAL thread into two, because it's original name wasn't really accurate :-) - it wasn't all Hardanger, and it wasn't all mine (in the sense of being my designs). So here is a thread for things that I designed myself, whether Hardanger or other techniques.

And here is the first finish in that category, Orpheus I. Finished last week, but we had a big family weekend away so I didn't have time to take and post pictures before.

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It still needs ironing and stretching as my roller bar frame pulled it into a rectangle :-(. Orpheus is inspired by Ukrainian whitework, and I designed it in two variations, this square and a rectangular version a bit like a band sampler almost. That one is now framed up ready for stitching:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by perftangel » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:07 pm

Oh pretty!!!! :) Love the colors!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by jocellogirl » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:16 pm

Just beautiful. I love the colours :wub:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:36 pm

Exquisite. The colors are perfect!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:09 pm

Very elegant and beautiful Mabel. Love the fabric and threads for the next one - soft green is my favourite colour - so restful.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by millymolly » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:15 am

:applesauce: lovely design
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Rose » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:42 am

The finish is fantastic and the new version is in my favorite color!!!!!!!!!!! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:26 am

What?!?

Hardanger in a colour that isn't WHITE?

Just wait 'til the police pick you up. Then you'll be sorry.
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The peach one looks quite spectacular, I must say, though I do wonder what it'd be like with a contrasting colour.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:10 am

richardandtracy wrote:What?!?

Hardanger in a colour that isn't WHITE?

Just wait 'til the police pick you up. Then you'll be sorry.
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You mean that Stitch Police (Hardanger Division) currently languishing in my root store...? :whistle:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:18 am

Richard, I haven't tried it on this one but Lviv, which was also inspired by Ukrainian whitework, I stitched in very very pale blue on very very pale blue, as well as in a quite strongly variegated thread on cream. I liked both, but they are definitely very different!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:31 am

[quote="Mabel Figworthy"]Richard, I haven't tried it on this one but Lviv, which was also inspired by Ukrainian whitework, I stitched in very very pale blue on very very pale blue, as well as in a quite strongly variegated thread on cream. I liked both, but they are definitely very different!...[quote]
Wow. They look to be completely different designs.
Must admit I really like the variegated version.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:59 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Absolutely stunning, Mabel!! Did I tell you that when my sister was here in the fall and saw the SAL pieces and a few others I have done, she wondered why I would stitch anything else. Made me wonder too.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by tiffstitch » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:24 pm

Beautiful finish and I love that shade of green for the next variation.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:23 pm

Working hard on finishing the buttonholing on Floral Lace - the stitching was finished nearly a year ago but I still haven't got them properly finished! I've decided not to allow myself any other stitching until I've finally got them done; there are 18 squares, and so far I've buttonholed 13. Only five to go, yay :dance:

I did actually allow myself a project in between - some friends from our Bible study group were welcomed into church membership yesterday morning so some cards were called for! Petite Treasure Braid, backstitch, star stitch and the shape of my little Hardanger cross, and hey presto :-)

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If anyone would like to stitch it, the chart is available as a Freebie on my website.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Carole » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:19 pm

They look lovely :) :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:21 pm

:whoop: :whoop: WOW Mabel, what a beautiful elegant way to use the lovely cross design. Must have a think about that for the Christmas lunch cards for this next Christmas. Really really gorgeous Mabel.

rcperryls wrote:she wondered why I would stitch anything else. Made me wonder too.
I often feel the same way. I find doing hardanger more relaxing andyet challenging than cross stitch and once I start on doing 1 for a needed card or something I want to keep going in finitum. (?sp)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:34 pm

Sally, if you shorten the bottom leg of the cross to be the same as the others it would become more of a star shape (and also a little bit quicker :-)) which might be more suitable for your Christmas card project?
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Rose » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:50 pm

Your work is always so wonderful!!!!!!!!! Just love the 2 versions of the hardanger!!!!!! And that card :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:06 am

As always...I love the 2 Hardanger 'samplers' :wub:
The colours used make the patterns look totally different. Well done!! :applesauce: :applesauce:

And 'Orpheus' is superb! ....I think you were working on that one when you showed us the photo of Lexi on your lap!! :wink:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Emmylou » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:09 pm

Lovely stitching :)
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