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by mops 06 Nov 2009

I've been quite busy making stoles and antependiums for a nearby church. I digitized the embroideries and stitched them out in gold metallic. Here's one of them. The picture is not as sharp as I wanted it to be. The stole is draped over a dummy dressed in one of my tablecloths.

For this design I scanned three vine leaves from the garden and resized them to a size I could use. The rest is just curly lines and satin stitch circles. Size 12 x 23 cm, 11645 stitches.

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by lflanders 07 Nov 2009

Beautiful, as was the other design! You have done a wonderful job on these!

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mops by mops 08 Nov 2009

Thank you, it wa a real labour of love.

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by lbrow 07 Nov 2009

Marvelous Martine. *4U

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mops by mops 08 Nov 2009

Lilian, thank you. They'll be used today for the first time, it's harvest Sunday here.

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by vixentlc 07 Nov 2009

It looks lovely!

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mops by mops 08 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by vickiannette 06 Nov 2009

Have you any tips for using the metallic threads? Would like some help, as I'm trying to make a Xmas Bauble wallhanging. Thankyou.

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Iused 4 needles for 16 embroideries, so tip #1 is change the needle when thread starts to fray, metallic seems to blunt the needle quickly. #2 make sure the design is not too dense. I digitized them with the density set at 5 instead of the default 4 for fillings and .5 higher than default for satin stitch. Maybe you can lower the density of designs? Test stitch with metallic first, maybe not the whole design but at least a filled part of it and see what happens.

mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

#3 stitch at slow speed! I set my machine on 400 st p min and that worked finr for me.

vickiannette by vickiannette 08 Nov 2009

Thankyou "mops" will try again! So far the metallic is not looking good.

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by nanniesara 06 Nov 2009

Great Job!!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by katydid 06 Nov 2009

This is wonderful!!! I wish you could make it available for us to purchase. I could put it on things that I stitch for the Spa and Boutique. They love wine designs and I think they serve wine to customers. I have never been to spa section. Too pricey for me!!! This would be so good for wine gift bags, don't you think?

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

I think you might be right, although I never thought of wine bags when I made it. What inspired me to do this were the first verses of John 15.
Anyway, I think the design is too big. I measured the circumference of a wine bottle (24 cm) and the hight of the thick part (17 cm). The design is 12 cm wide and 24 cm high.

mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Oh oh, I mean the height.

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by tippi 06 Nov 2009

Very Pretty

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by castelyn 06 Nov 2009

Martine, great job *4u

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by jrob Moderator 06 Nov 2009

beautifully done.;)

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by michelej 06 Nov 2009

Great job!!!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by kttyhwk4 06 Nov 2009

Beautiful stole...great work!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by suzettebritz 06 Nov 2009

I am sure this will be admired by everyone! Professional and beautiful Martine!

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mops by mops 06 Nov 2009

Thank you. my dad is staying till Tuesday, after that I'll send you what I promised.

suzettebritz by suzettebritz 07 Nov 2009

Thank you very much!

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by edithfarminer 06 Nov 2009

Heel erg mooi gedaan.

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by americangirl 06 Nov 2009

Great job! You have been busy!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by waterlily 06 Nov 2009

This is great! Very nicely done!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by designgirl 06 Nov 2009

This is lovely.

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by ron111otter 06 Nov 2009

Another lovely piece of embroidery, *4U

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by sorval 06 Nov 2009

wow this is real great work and lovely design
hugs Sonja

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by shirlener88 06 Nov 2009

So simply but so stunning! *4U

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thanks.

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by manami 06 Nov 2009

Martine, these stoles are beautiful! You have done a wonderful job!

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mops by mops 06 Nov 2009

Thanks, Yoriko, as I was left completely to my own devices a lot of time went into thinking what symbols to use and what sort of embroidery to choose, applique, full colour. You can see what I eventually went for: fairly simple gold embroidery.

manami by manami 06 Nov 2009

I admire your work so much, it's difficult to chose a design to go with something, and you did a wonderful choice on these ones!

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by juanitadenney 06 Nov 2009

Just beautiful and your work is great. Thank you for sharing this with us. **4U

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by gerryvb 06 Nov 2009

it's beautiful! great job!

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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by pennifold 06 Nov 2009

Martine this is just beautiful - great job with the scanning of the vine leaves. I love the simplicity of the design - I often think the more simple the design is, the point that the designer is trying to get across, is easier to understand.

Great job - love and blessings Chris

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mops by mops 06 Nov 2009

Thank you, Chris. I was told to do just what I liked, which is far more difficult than strict guidelines. So I did what I liked best: rather simple designs that can be recognised from a distance as well.

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by annita1 06 Nov 2009

heel mooi , werkt dat goed met metalic draad, ik heb het nog niet geprobeerd.

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mops by mops 06 Nov 2009

Neem er nooit de goedkoopste soort voor, zet de machine zo langzaam mogelijk. Bij het ontwerpen heb ik ook de dichtheid lager dan normaal gezet.

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by marthie 06 Nov 2009

Wow this is great. Wonderfull job.Well done

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mops by mops 07 Nov 2009

Thank you.

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