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Embroidery
Thu 29-Dec-11
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JoannaS
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Danny said:

What part of the country are you going to this time, Joanna?

I was in Worthing Danny

My cushion covers for my daughter were a success, she really liked them. I shall post some pictures as soon as she takes some for me on my blog cheers

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I came upon this site in someone's blog and found it rather interesting.

I'll try that again!

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Fascinating site, concept and testimonials, TA. Good find.

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Has anyone worked on waste canvas to create an embroidered picture?

If so, is it difficult?

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Not I, sorry.  What kind of canvas though?

I'll try that again!

Mon 28-Sep-15
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I've looked on t'internet, Toni, and apparently the openwork-type canvas to use for this is held together with a starch base that is water soluble, so when the design is finished, apparently, it is dampened and the threads of the canvas removed with tweezers ...

I just wondered how that works, as it seems to me that the material that the design is stitched on may be affected by being dampened. I'd like to try it, but some experience of how it works may be useful.

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It sounds very complicted, is it like cut-work or some such?

I'll try that again!

Mon 28-Sep-15
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 I used to use waste  Canvas to work Cross-Stitch Pictures on the Children's T  Shirts, many Years ago, times have moved on , and now it is Water soluable, so should even easier to remove. What kind of Picture are you doing Val ?.

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I plan to do a crazy quilted picture of moonlight on water with hills and some trees at the edge of the picture. Then I thought how good it would be if I could create some little animals - owl in the tree, deer on the ground peeking out from behind the tree.

That sort of thing. smile

I wondered how easy it would be to embroider on the canvas, then remove it, leaving the animal in the picture - if you understand what I'm trying to do !

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Tue 29-Sep-15
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It's just the same as sewing on normal canvas, the threads are sometimes a little stiff to pull out but not hard17

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Tue 8-Dec-15
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Embroidering leaves, anyone?

I'll try that again!

Tue 8-Dec-15
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I can imagine me trying to do this, all the leaves would break or fall apart. I presume it would need a very sharp needle so that the integrity of the leaf remains.

Not sure I would attempt this though.

Very clever, nonetheless.

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Nooo!

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 8-Dec-15
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I am guessing that the leaves have all been soaked in glycerine and warm water before attempting to stitch.

I'll try that again!

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Some more stunning embroidery here.

I'll try that again!

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