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Embroidery on Eggs
Fri 25-Apr-14
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brightspark
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This is about embroidery - though not on eggs!! big_laugh

I have just seen this amazing picture, and it is almost impossible to believe that this is embroidery at its finest.

Patience is certainly a virtue, but the artistry in this is incredible.

(scroll down a little - it is a blue bench in a flower garden)

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

Sat 26-Apr-14
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That is amazing, I would not have a clue how to embroider anything, but you can see the skill in that.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Sat 26-Apr-14
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I am constantly amazed at how clever people are! Cross stitch is my limit but I do have my mother in laws 'therapy cloth' tucked away. It is a large preprinted table cloth that various members of the family have completed when recovering. Brenda used to sew it when waiting for radio therapy. I did some when in hospital. One of these days I will get it out again and try to finish it. I owe it to my late mother in law whom I loved very much.

These amazing projects must take a lot of time. All that I make nowadays has to be useful. I am with William Morris with this!

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Sat 26-Apr-14
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Blimey, that's incredible!  I can't embroider, it's as much as I can do to sew on a button.

Aly, what a lovely idea your MIL's tablecloth is.  I hope you manage to finish it someday.

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Sat 26-Apr-14
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wave Wow, how beautiful is this work?  I am with Sue, it takes me all my time to sew on a button.  I am so in awe of talent like this!!  

What a fantastic project Aly, so personal to your family!!

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Sat 26-Apr-14
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I will pass it on to my eldest daughter who also does a bit of embroidery. It mean a lot to her too but not  sure where it will go after her, possibly my grand daughter!

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Sat 26-Apr-14
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A lovely idea your therapy cloth is Aly. I once did a cross stitch of my mums immediate family tree for her birthday, the family is spread far and wide , so I put in each child and their partners and children and then put a picture relating to where they were living at the time, ie a kangaroo for the australian ones and a leprachone on a toadstool for the ones in ireland, and a tin mine for the cornish ones.

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Sat 26-Apr-14
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Feel totally inadequate when reading of all your handicraft skills.  I've never been into embroidery. The closest I've come is completing a number of tapestries from pre-printed kits.  The photos of the blue bench project are absolutely stunning.  

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If you go to

http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/04/ribbon-embroi.....-eggs.html

you will see a link some examples of egg embroidery, which are made without cutting off the back of the egg.

Mind boggling!

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Sun 11-Jan-15
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This website shows you how-to !!

Patience is needed, I think .... whistle

 

I'm not too sure whether the needlenthread example cuts the back of the egg or not - it doesn't say either way!

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Not on eggs but rather lovely embroidery.

I'll try that again!

Thu 16-Jul-15
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Blimey, they are so incredibly real.....it's like you could actually stroke them, they're that lifelike  eeek

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Yes, amazing,I have seen these - and her way of working that doesn't tangle the threads. She said that she does have to use many different colours when making these beautiful creations. The patience needed eeek !

..... and she's British! (Lives in/near Oxford, I think) whistle

"How do you spell 'Love'?" (Piglet). 

"You don't spell it, you feel it" (Pooh).

 'A hug,' said Pooh 'is always the right size!' 

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Up the British!wave  Wonderful!

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