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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:45 am

It might be "same old Wildflower" but it still looks wonderful on different fabrics! :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Serinde » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:40 pm

I agree, WW.

I like the white fabric, myself, despite being a bit stark, perhaps.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:26 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Amazing how the same design, same colors and threads can look different when the fabric is a different color as well as a different type. This design is beautiful on both. I'm another who especially likes the blue background.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:16 am

Beautiful work & design as always Mabel, it is so very pretty. Another of Mabel's Mini Marvels :D :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:27 pm

One more mug, the smaller of the two, and I did a few things differently (FoF to follow :-) ), most noticeably I managed to get the steam to curl "out of" the card.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:09 pm

Simple but So effective. :applesauce:

Love the 'steam ' :dance: :wub: :coffee:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:07 pm

Very clever with the steam and it looks great.
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:35 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: That steam is so good!! Makes the cup of tea (I assume it's tea) seem real!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or anything you like :-)
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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:47 pm

Beautiful card, the steam is brilliant. :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:24 am

I agree, great way to show steam, lovely card :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:22 pm

Back to my Tree of Life leaf experiments! This one is worked in detached buttonhole stitch; I first tried that on a doodle cloth in perle, and in that the texture showed up much more clearly. Here it's all a bit fuzzy and melts into each other. Still, it looks pleasant enough.

The original idea was to outline it in dark stem stitch, but I decided against that, as I thought it would look too prominent. If I had thought of it before, I would have worked a medium-coloured split stitch outline first, and worked the buttonhole over it. But I'm not going to unpick it all! so the split stitch outline will be tried out when I work this leaf in Ceylon stitch.

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Re: Mabel's designs

by Squirrel » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:53 am

You are a wonder Mabel with all these different stitches and ways to do leaves. I love this latest one. :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Podolyanka » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:39 am

To me you also are a wonder, Mabel. In the best meaning of the word. You turn simple things into masterpieces. I always look forward to new designs from you. Happy stitching!
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Lulu22 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:49 am

I've just been catching up with your designs Mabel, you are so talented they are all beautiful and inspirational :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by wendywombat » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:45 am

Another splendid experiment....what a wonderful way to make a sample of stitches! :applesauce:
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:10 am

The whole tree is going to be a sort of sampler, that's true. Although how I'm going to decide which ones actually to use :shock: I may have to do several trees...
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Re: Mabel's designs

by rcperryls » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:14 pm

Podolyanka wrote:To me you also are a wonder, Mabel. In the best meaning of the word. You turn simple things into masterpieces. I always look forward to new designs from you. Happy stitching!


I couldn't agree more!!!!

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Re: Mabel's designs

by poppy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:00 pm

I think your leaf is really beautiful: I love the look, texture and intricate stitches. I agree with the others, you are a wonder, Mabel :D
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Re: Mabel's designs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:31 am

I'd been meaning to pick the threads and wires for this over the Christmas break, but did it happen? Nah. So here's hoping for this weekend. A chance remark by Podolyanka about stitching a whole outfit in goldwork to match the boot I did recently gave me a thought about parasols or umbrellas, and as it happens I've ended up with one of each :-)

Here they are on their fabrics, the umbrella to be done in silver and the parasol in gold. Both will also have a bit of appliqué. Not much to see so far but I thought I'd show it from the beginning. If anyone is interested in the design process behind it, I wrote a bit about that on FoF.

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