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by elenu 06 Oct 2008

I had lots of thread clippings & remembered lbrow's projects putting them to good use & thought I'd experiment with a bookmark. I encased the clippings in between two layers of WSS and hooped it. Embroidered the FSL bookmark design (www.SecretsofEmbroidery.com) No 2010, using another floating layer of WSS. The clippings didn't prevent the design stitching out without problems.

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by sherylac 08 Oct 2008

lovely bookmark!! now I will have to go through the rubbish!!! lol

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elenu by elenu 08 Oct 2008

Thanks Sherylac - yes, a decorative way to recycle

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by grannyo 07 Oct 2008

It looks great. Very interesting. You are so inventive! Thanks for sharing.

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Grannyo :-)

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by suezz 06 Oct 2008

Wow, the bookmark looks great. I save my thread too. This is a good use of the thread. *4U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Sue, a waste product put to good use.

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by coco128 06 Oct 2008

hey, what a great idea ..that came out really beautiful..almost looks like organza...*4u

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Coco128 - the colours are brighter in reality.

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by kttyhwk4 06 Oct 2008

Nice....good idea.

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thanks Kttyhwk4.

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by dkjack 06 Oct 2008

How pretty! I have been saving my scrape thread to, just haven't gotten around to playing with it. Thanks for sharing.

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thanks Dkjack - it's a way to use up the scraps.

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by jrob Moderator 06 Oct 2008

really added dimension.;)

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

It's an easy way to add colour Jrob. Thank you. :-)

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by lbrow 06 Oct 2008

a lady after my own heart. It's a fantastic job elenu & I'm glad u r pleased. I think it's so pretty & I bet the pic doesn't really do it justice does it? *4U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thanks lbrow for comments & for the idea. The colours don't show up well in the photo' because the leaves at the bottom are mainly green (which I admit I clipped extra 'specially) I am pleased with the result - it's different.

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by mumfinch 06 Oct 2008

LOVELY

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Mumfinch.

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by shirlener88 06 Oct 2008

Jean, looks great - now were you satisfied with the bookmark - after you washed out all the stablizer? It sure did give color to that bookmark.

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thanks Shirlene. I chose a design which isn't too open and also crossed the clippings over each other so that there were no long lines of clippings in the openwork after stabiliser was washed away. Cutting the excess from outside the design was quite a task. All in all, I am satisfied with the result.

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by adelmarie 06 Oct 2008

Looks so great, very nice idea. *4U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Adele.

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by mops Moderator 06 Oct 2008

That looks fantastic. The colours of your clippings are very nice.

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by blhamblen 06 Oct 2008

I think I'm going to save my clipping for a project like this :) Beautiful job *2U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Blhamblem.

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by kathyjt 06 Oct 2008

Very nice *4u

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Kathy.

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by kezza2sew 06 Oct 2008

What a clever little duckie you are.... Love it.

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Kezza2sew . . . duckie eh? :-)

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by stickmuster 06 Oct 2008

pretty, *4U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Stickmuster.

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by michelej 06 Oct 2008

Wow, what agreat idea!!!!

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Michelel.

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by mariahail 06 Oct 2008

Lovely**4U

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Maria.

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by tabsolom 06 Oct 2008

wow that looks fantastic, great job, ****

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elenu by elenu 07 Oct 2008

Thank you Tabsolom.

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