by mops Moderator 05 Aug 2018

After watching some very creative and artsy raw edge applique videos I decided to make a card following the same principles. I learned a thing or two and did not like the idea of cutting it to size. I think I might turn it into a mug rug, it has just the right measurements for it.


And now I'll have to fulfil a couple of promises.

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by sewdeb 21 Aug 2018

Oh, this is so lovely! I love the colors you used - stunning! Well done!

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mops by mops 21 Aug 2018

Thank you. The colours are a bit brighter in real life.

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by lbrow 20 Aug 2018

Ever so neat Martine!

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mops by mops 21 Aug 2018

Thank you.

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by toogie 07 Aug 2018

The flower is beautiful! Of course, the whole card is, but the flower is so-o nice. Keep up your great work.

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mops by mops 21 Aug 2018

The flower is from a remnant my mother sewed for herself years ago (she died in 2001). I loved it and went from there.

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by stork 07 Aug 2018

That is very nice. Love your color play in the card

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mops by mops 21 Aug 2018

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 07 Aug 2018

This is very detailed work! Everything is so small that it displays how really talented you are getting all those small stitches in the right place! It would be nice as a postcard too.

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mops by mops 07 Aug 2018

Thank you. For a card I would like it half the size and I did not want to cut off that much.
Long before machine embroidery I did a lot of free hand enbroidery with my mum's straight stitch only Elna ( the first electric after the treadle) and later on my own machine that could do zigzag and buttonholes as well. Was quite good at it but lost most of that skill - use it or lose it - a pity really, as it can come in very handy. Maybe with a bit of practice....

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 15 Aug 2018

I don't think you lost it. It is somewhere buried in your head waiting to be woke up again. Sometimes I do hand sewing just to slow the pace and enjoy working with my hands.

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by cfidl 06 Aug 2018

I love this. I saw a program may use techniques like this.

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mops by mops 06 Aug 2018

I like to do things like that now and again between techniques that have become " usual ones". Triggers new ideas.

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by dragonflyer 06 Aug 2018

Very creative...

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mops by mops 06 Aug 2018

Thank you - and a lot of things I'd do differently next time :)

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by jrob Moderator 06 Aug 2018

I really like this!

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mops by mops 06 Aug 2018

Thanks!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 05 Aug 2018

I like it. It is different. It is always fun to try out something new to learn. Some we never do again and others give us joy to repeat and modify

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mops by mops 06 Aug 2018

Yes, it is fun to try out new things. Might experiment a bit more for a while.

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by pennifold 05 Aug 2018

Well it has turned out beautifully. Well done, love Chris

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mops by mops 06 Aug 2018

Thank you.

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