by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

I was inspired by Carolyn's (Noah) Maple Leaves. Just had to give them a try. Photo 1. Was done using water soluble with the threads in between the 2 layers. I thought it looked a little plain so I hand machined the veins in. I have not washed the soluble out yet, but I am sure it will hold together.

Photo 2. I just had to have a go sewing on plastic, I found a plastic bag and used that. I am so pleased with the finished result. Wouldn't you know it I threw out 2 large sheets of plastic only a couple of days ago thinking I would never use it for any thing.

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by sewdeb 24 Sep 2014

They look great - and I see you have inspired lots of people to copy your idea! Well done!

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shirley124 by shirley124 24 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by gitteh 24 Sep 2014

Both are beautiful!

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shirley124 by shirley124 24 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by DJH 24 Sep 2014

Love the leaves! I'm making some organza ones this week.

I'm going to start saving my thread scraps!

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shirley124 by shirley124 24 Sep 2014

Thanks. Please show yours when you have done them.

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by robinbird 24 Sep 2014

These leaves you've done look lovely& appreciate your sharing tips on use of clear stabilizer too. It's good to be challenged with a different use of supplies. :~D

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shirley124 by shirley124 24 Sep 2014

Thanks. My pleasure to share tips. Hugs

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by dragonflyer 23 Sep 2014

Great job!

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by chefin 23 Sep 2014

very nice
hugs micheline

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by highlandermom 23 Sep 2014

Beautiful

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by noah 23 Sep 2014

Oh i love this idea maybe yoriko can add them i will ask her hugs

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Yoriko has beat you to it. She had the veins added within in few hours of seeing mine. It will be quicker than the way I did mine. Glad you like them as well. Hugs Shirley

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Sep 2014

They beautiful....

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by pennyhal2 23 Sep 2014

I like that you put veins in them. It really adds dimension. Well done!

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I felt they were not quite finished without the veins. Great that Yoriko has added the veins now.

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by joansatx 23 Sep 2014

Super! Thanks for all the information, too. Very fun!

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I love them.

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by worthy 23 Sep 2014

WOW quite a difference...Thank you for sharing.

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by arlene 23 Sep 2014

Just beautiful. I just have to try one.

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. Yes try one. They do not take long to sew out. Takes longer to trim after. Shirley

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by decojo 23 Sep 2014

very pretty!

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks

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by marianb 23 Sep 2014

What type of plastic.. would a clear plastic table protector do.. love the way you enhanced the design..

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I just used a plastic bag as I had no idea as to what type of plastic Carolyn used.

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by lidiad 23 Sep 2014

Love these two leaves, especially the second one! Well done.
Hugs, Lidia

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. The plastic gives a really nice effect.

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by 02kar Moderator 23 Sep 2014

Well done

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Many thanks.

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by pldc 23 Sep 2014

terrific job Shirley, ~hugs~

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I am pleased with the way they turned out. Have been looking for a green plastic bag. That would give another effect to the design. Never dreamt I would ever embroider on a plastic bag. lol

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by jrob Moderator 23 Sep 2014

They look great and you were an inspiration to Yoriko, too.

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I am pleased she liked the idea and added the veins to the design. It took me a while to carefully stitch by machine.

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by lbrow 23 Sep 2014

I LOVE THESE. I like using WSS and snips to make coasters. Simply mount felt on back of them. These would look great as coasters also/Lillian

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. Coasters are a great idea.

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by elemausi 23 Sep 2014

This leaves are very nice. I am sure, you can wash out the wss this will give the leave an other look.

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thanks. I have rinsed it out now. Just waiting for it to dry. It is holding together really well.

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by laffma1 23 Sep 2014

Really beautiful leaves! Look very realistic with the veining. Nicely done!

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shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Thank You

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by manami 23 Sep 2014

I like your idea adding veins to the leaf. I'm going to add it to the design as well. Thank you! Hugs, Yoriko

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manami by manami 23 Sep 2014

I have added the veins to the design. Please re-download the file. Hugs, Yoriko

shirley124 by shirley124 23 Sep 2014

Many many thanks. Shirley

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