by pennyhal2 19 Feb 2018

This is an Octopus that I did on the back of a jacket that was quite dense. In spite of my efforts, it turned out rather stiff. So I starched the fabric around it to help support it and keep it flat. It's an Embroidery Library design.

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by oaro 23 Feb 2018

beautiful work

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 23 Feb 2018

Thank you! It was such a beautiful design that I could not resist it.

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by peafarm 23 Feb 2018

Fabulous work and love Emblibrary Designs. There are so many designs I love from many sites. They are so much better than the old designs I started out with years ago. I love all the textures.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 23 Feb 2018

Yes, I'm deleting my really old designs that I know I'll never use or have such terrible underlay that I know I won't like the results.

peafarm by peafarm 24 Feb 2018

I've got mine all back-up up but hardly ever look at them. Quality now is so much better. I will still have them though, but, wished I could go back to delete duplicates which I am sure I have in old files.

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by graceandham 21 Feb 2018

If you ever stitch this design again, try enlarging it 5 or 10 percent to make it less dense/tight. This is a trick I learned from spendlove.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Feb 2018

I learned to do that from the Martha Pullen Board too! Just have to make sure that the density is not changed as well! I did not do that with this design as I wanted the thread to be dense and luxurious. So, I opted for merely tweaking the stabilizer and using starch. The fabric itself could have had more weight to it for and better result, but I wanted it on this jacket. So, I put up with the trouble of having a dense design on a not very heavy fabric.

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by sonjapotgieter 20 Feb 2018

Stunning!!1Great work

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Feb 2018

Thank you!

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by sookie 20 Feb 2018

I love their designs and this one is great. I am putting mine on a cushion.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Feb 2018

Welcome to Cuties! I think I'm doing the fish on a pillow. I'm using a bottom weight fabric for it...maybe.

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by bemara 20 Feb 2018

The Octopus looks great, the same problem like to me, it is the same designer, therefore, I had not bought to myself this great file

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

Yes, it is the same problem as yours. But a little starch fixed the problems I had.

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by lilylady 20 Feb 2018

Beautiful, yes some of there designs are dense, but beautiful!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

Thanks! I have that fish on my list to do next.

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by dragonflyer 20 Feb 2018

Wow...what a beauty!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

I couldn't resis buying it!

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by basketkase 20 Feb 2018

Oh, now this is gorgeous!! Great job looks great against the fabric...

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

Thanks! I love it too!

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by pennifold 20 Feb 2018

Great job and I always find their designs far too dense. I don't use many of them for that reason. This Octopus is stunning! Love Chris

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

I like working with their dense designs. It's like a challenge for me to figure out how to stitch it out. I have two more of the designs in that series that I am going to stitch out. Next time, I'm going to use wss sticky paper.

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by liliana1 20 Feb 2018

WOW! Looks Great

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

Thanks!

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by dailylaundry 20 Feb 2018

Awesome!! I love this!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20 Feb 2018

Thanks!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Feb 2018

Wow. It is looking fantastic.

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