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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:45 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:02 pm

WOW !!!!!!!!!! That turquoise fabric with the sheen of the flowers and the bling make the design jump off the fabric. :mexicanwave: :mexicanwave:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:20 am

OK, now it's just cuz I'm a pal and can point this out: either the holding stitches for the fabric need to be smaller or the surrounding stitch needs to be heavier to reliably cover them. I favour the latter, of course, knowing how careful and clever you are with a needle. Of course, the idea, colour and bling are great fun! :wip:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:27 am

You're absolutely right, Serinde - that was my learning point from this one. The holding stitches couldn't really be smaller without being ineffective, so either I match it to the printed fabric rather than the ground fabric, or Ido the heavy chain stitch in perle #5 instead of #8. I have the materials ready for another bauble! (And I'll have to as I've been asked whether I could do this for the next Buiding Fund workshops.... I haven't even finished this run yet :-) !)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Lulu22 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:17 pm

I love your bauble and daffodil, it's great to see all the different textures and techniques of your works you are a super talent :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 pm

These are all such imaginative designs Mabel but just love the Christmas trees, so different to normal ones. Well done, a great show of your versatility :tizzy: :whoop: :mexicanwave: :mexicanwave:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Finally making a start on stitching the Tree of Life, even though for now they will be mostly doodles and separate leaves to try out stitches. But at least it involves a needle and threads :lol:

I'm writing about the various stitch doodles on FoF, on and off, but here is the first proper leaf - well, the set-up for it anyway. Tracing on calico and crewel wools ready, and the stitches will be up-and-down buttonhole on the outside and French knots on the inside. I've got a fair few things on this weekend (cooking at the Men's Breakfast, teaching a workshop, Church anniversary and a baptismal service - not my own, but friends from church) but I do hope I'll manage a few stitches as well!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:33 am

Sounds an interesting leaf Mabel and lovely autumnal colours too. Looking forward to seeing it stitched. :)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:37 am

Remember the Butterflies I've been doing as a Beginner/Intermediate project? Here is the intermediate one, slightly smaller and worked in coton a broder:

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Re: Mabel's designs

by tiffstitch » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:46 pm

Beautiful stitching! So neat. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:42 pm

tiffstitch wrote:Beautiful stitching! So neat. :applesauce:

I agree!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:04 pm

and gorgeous colours too. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Podolyanka » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 am

Some threads, a few beads, - but the result is amazing. I love Mabel's works- nothing is "too much", the beauty is there in every aspect- the choice of the materials, neatness of the work, and of course, the design itself.

And it is great that she teaches (and teaches well) other people the techniques (arts) she knows. :applesauce:

Looking forward to Mabel's new designs. Happy creating, Mabel!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:56 am

This will be a very good intermediate design: a variety of stitches, movement in the thread (i.e. not simply straight or parallel lines) and (usefully) starting and finishing "free" stitches.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:14 am

Lovely and bright! So neatly stitched too :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:40 pm

I have a bit of a dilemma with this project :thinks: :thinks: I want to show you what I've done, BUT this may in time become a SAL and I don't want large pictures of it to float round the internet beforehand! So they'll just be small pics to give you an idea of what I'm doing, and to show that I'm not being idle :-)

At the moment I am stitching separate leaves from my Tree of Life design to try out different stitch possibilities. They are worked on heavy-weight calico using crewel wools. Unfortunately the yellows I chose for the second leaf didn't really vary enough so you can't see that the lattice is double, in two shades :-(

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:22 pm

How interesting to see the same shapes look so different due to the different stitches. It really is lovely. I found with the gown of Angel that the blended threads often did not show up when looking at the wider view.

[size=50]Sounds exciting doing another SAL [/size]
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Re: Mabel's designs

by richardandtracy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:44 am

I promise not to look.

At what?

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:07 am

I can't see anything either, Richard. :whistle:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 am

@Richard & Serinde :lol:
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