by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Design from Urban Threads, almost 43,000 stitches and two and a half hours stitching !! But worth it all !!

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by rsloan 17 Mar 2013

Mar 17, 2013 -- This looks wonderful. Nice work. I love how the same thread takes on different shades with the way they digitized it. Beautiful.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by PIGNADA 17 Mar 2013

Marvellous work and design unique. Thank you for sharing and hugs from France.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Hello, and thank you.

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by fcgrouchy 17 Mar 2013

Urban Threads have quite a few unique designs! Any problems while stitching it out??

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

I had problems with the first one, not while stitching, when it was finished, it was full of puckers. But after reading their tutorial, I solved the problem !!

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by baldacchino 17 Mar 2013

Lovely job worth Framing.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Thank you

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by pennifold 17 Mar 2013

Dear Pat, that is one stunning looking bird. I love the way it has absolutely no puckers. I read your comment about that and, well, it was certainly a good idea to have the fabric so firm and taut. I'm so glad he turned out better the second time around. Love and blessings Chris

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Hi Chris, thank you. I know now what to do when I take on another design so dense, very firm fabric, like denim, and use 505 sprayed on the stabiliser.

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by mops Moderator 17 Mar 2013

Wow, that is so cleverly digitised, the effect of the stitch direction makes it come alive. Beautifully stitched and displayed, you'll make someone very happy with this.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Thank you very much

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by kezza2sew 17 Mar 2013

love the fabulous owl yes well worth the 2 and a half hours work....

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Thank you

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by blueeyedblonde 16 Mar 2013

gorgeous!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 18 Mar 2013

Thank you

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by buffy1 10 Mar 2013

beautiful

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pat111otter by pat111otter 11 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by greytgirl 10 Mar 2013

I am a lover of owls - and this is stunning!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 10 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by oaro 09 Mar 2013

looks great

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you.

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by marianb 09 Mar 2013

he looks great and wise as all owls should..thanks for sharing..your son has great taste in colours.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you. My son will be flattered to hear that !!

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by lflanders 09 Mar 2013

I love this owl! Have collected them for yrs! I think this started because my Mom swore I was born a night-owl! Well, I am 66 now and I still do not sleep.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

I love owls as well, especially barn owls, and I've stroked one when I lived in Cornwall and someone was in the shopping centre with one, beautiful birds.

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by capoodle 09 Mar 2013

The thread shading and the different fills are neat. Looks wise in the frame.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Would you believe it when I tell you that only one colour was used throughout? I suppose the way the stitches went made it look as though I used another shade of green, if that is what you mean by the different shading? It was a very interesting design to do, but it's all thanks to Urban Threads !!

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by pldc 09 Mar 2013

well worth it! super owl

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you verymuch

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by dianap 09 Mar 2013

WOW He is beautiful.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much

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by highlandermom 09 Mar 2013

This is a spectacular piece. I love him.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by teun 09 Mar 2013

Hat sich aber gelohnt,sieht ganz toll aus

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by asterixsew Moderator 09 Mar 2013

Pat this looks stunning

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Hi Caroline, this is the second time I did this. Yesterday, I did it in light brown on cream material, but quite a few puckers were round the edge, and no amount of steam pressing would get rid of them, and that was no good for me, so it ended up in the bin !! Then I got an e-mail from Urban Threads, and they were showing a tutorial all about getting puckers and outlines going off, so I printed it off, took it to bed, and couldn't wait for this morning so I could start again! This time, it was done on very firm material, in my case, denim,,but the stabiliser was attached with a temporary spray, so it couldn't move if it tried, my son chose the colour, and away I went, with my fingers crossed! I was so pleased when it came out perfect, gave it a press, and put it in the frame. Now I know what to do in future with a very dense design, no holding me back now !!!

pldc by pldc 09 Mar 2013

thanks for the info will remember this too

asterixsew by asterixsew 10 Mar 2013

Great info Pat. I love the Urban designs and reading the weekly email from them

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by mysew1325 09 Mar 2013

this design came out stunning.. wow..

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you, the person who digitised this at Urban Threads deserves a medal. I did the easy bit !!

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by jrob Moderator 09 Mar 2013

He beautiful, but poor baby is tired from all of that stitching. ;)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

I don't know about him being tired, the clock seemed to be going extra slow today! I shouldn't moan about this taking over two hours, a little while ago I did one that took 7 hours!

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by lenamae 09 Mar 2013

This is so beautiful I love it.!!!!
Lenamae

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.

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by noah 09 Mar 2013

one word says it all'EXCELLENT" hugs

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

That's nice, thank you.

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by 02kar Moderator 09 Mar 2013

I think a green owl looks great. Nice job.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you, I think he went out in that pea green boat !!!

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by rescuer Moderator 09 Mar 2013

Beautiful!
If you click on the picture, he will be upright.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you. He's up the right way now!

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by gerryvb 09 Mar 2013

wow, it's so beautiful!!!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much. I know owls are not green, but it's different !!

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by askmcv 09 Mar 2013

Gorgeous...well worth it!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you kindly !!

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by airyfairy 09 Mar 2013

This is lovely and as you say well worth the time it took.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you. When I replied to laffma 1 on my PC, he was lying down, now I am on my iPad, he's up the right way again !!

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by laffma1 09 Mar 2013

He is beautiful!!! Love the green color! Job well done!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 09 Mar 2013

Thank you very much.I don`t know what he is doing lying down though !!!

hoplessnz by hoplessnz 22 Apr 2013

beautiful work ,have searched the site and cannot find it ,any hints as to where it is ,just love it.

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