Swallow Wedding. FINISHED AND FRAMED! 06/10/17

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Swallow Wedding. FINISHED AND FRAMED! 06/10/17

by poppy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:49 pm

My new project is Swallow wedding by DMC. It will be for our anniversary on the 30th of May. It will be 36 years!
I love swallows, as I associate them with beautiful summer's day and the arrival of spring.
The material is 28 count linen (which I never stitched on before) + DMC Pearlescent effects + Precious Metal Effects thread (Metallics!) and beads :shock:
At first, I could not get started as the metallics got in a terrible mess at the back of my work and it looked so uneven.
Then, I found a video on You Tube, which gave me a solution!!! I now stitch with only one short length of metallic thread but do each leg of the stitch twice.
It works a treat! :)
Here is the kit:
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Re: New project : Swallow Wedding

by Brody0 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:18 pm

Congratulations! And I really like the piece. Look forward to hearing how the metallics go!
 
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Re: New project : Swallow Wedding

by Squirrel » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:29 am

What a delicate and elegantly beautiful design that is and good on you for working out a way to stitch with the metallics. Looking forward to your updates on this lovely design.
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Re: New project : Swallow Wedding

by rcperryls » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:48 pm

Squirrel wrote:What a delicate and elegantly beautiful design that is and good on you for working out a way to stitch with the metallics. Looking forward to your updates on this lovely design.


I agree completely!!

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Re: New project : Swallow Wedding

by karen4bells » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:08 pm

Squirrel wrote:What a delicate and elegantly beautiful design that is and good on you for working out a way to stitch with the metallics. Looking forward to your updates on this lovely design.

Yes, I absolutely agree!! So pretty!!
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Re: Swallow Wedding Updates

by poppy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:57 pm

Thank you for your kind words. :)
Here is the first update:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by rcperryls » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:03 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Beautiful start!!

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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by Lulu22 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:20 am

You've made a great start I'm glad you found a solution on You Tube, this design is stunning and your stitching is perfect :applesauce:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by kingfisher68 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:39 pm

Oh my, how delicate & wonderful is that design. You have made a great start & I look forward to more updates :applesauce:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by karen4bells » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:19 pm

Beautiful start!! :applesauce:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by AlwaysGoofy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:00 pm

What a beautiful design this is. I love how the blues and gold metallic look on the fabric. I am excited to see more updates on this.
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by fccs » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:17 am

AlwaysGoofy wrote:What a beautiful design this is. I love how the blues and gold metallic look on the fabric. I am excited to see more updates on this.



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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATES

by fiddler » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:35 am

Love it :applesauce: :wub:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE: 11 May 2017

by poppy » Thu May 11, 2017 8:18 pm

This is my latest update. There will be little dark seed beads in the "holes" around the heart :)

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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by Squirrel » Thu May 11, 2017 9:45 pm

WOW you are making great progress with this lovely design. Looking forward to the next update. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by karen4bells » Fri May 12, 2017 12:35 am

:applesauce: beautiful progress!
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by fccs » Fri May 12, 2017 2:15 am

It's beautiful!
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by vanessanjf » Fri May 12, 2017 6:31 am

Beautiful work :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by tiffstitch » Fri May 12, 2017 9:05 pm

Lovely work!
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Re: Swallow Wedding UPDATE : 11 May 17

by poppy » Sat May 13, 2017 10:20 am

Thank you for your kind comments. :D
I hope to work on it a lot more today. I think that I won't miss working with lots metallic on my next project, as it is slow going!
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