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Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon, overall (color corrected)

Created in this Craftsy class

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
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What materials did you use? Batik fabrics, various yarns and threads, size 8 pearl cotton for most of the hand embroidery

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What are you most proud of? The hand embroidery. As a rule, I do not sew by hand, unless absolutely forced. And I loved it! There is so much texture and depth with this piece, I really really like it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't get hung up on making your "stitch bible," the point is to make a finished piece, which only needs a dozen stitches, more or less. Pick the most likely and play with them, then GO!

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Great colors!

12/04/2012 Flag

Thank you. I have it hanging on my bright-yellow LR wall, where it really pops! I like color :-)

12/04/2012 Flag

Simply beautiful. Your hand stitching really adds a lot to this piece!

12/04/2012 Flag

Thanks! Contrary to expectations, I did a lot of dense hand stitching. Great fun!! Thanks for the inspiration.

12/04/2012 Flag

Very beautiful thanks for sharing

12/05/2012 Flag

Can definitely see your landscape - stars, mountains, birds, earth, & water. Great job!

12/13/2012 Flag

Thank you. It's fun to listen to and see what the fabric and threads tell you as a project progresses.

12/13/2012 Flag

Great Piece. Reminds of reflections on the sea.

01/11/2013 Flag