Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday - November 12

This week I started my new WIPW project, a sumptuous surface embroidery 
for my youngest daughter. The phoenix is designed by my oldest daughter. 
I transferred the pattern to my 28 count linen on a window, . . .
. . . framed it in my new SuperFrame (17 x 17 inch or 43 x 43 cm). . .
. . . and started the outline of the phoenix. I stitched Portuguese stem stitch in 2 threads of stranded coral red floss.
Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s.
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22 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the sumptuous embroidery develop on your phoenix. Your stem stitch is so even!

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    1. Thanks! Portuguese stem stitch follows a curve very well and is easy to get even. I've used it in all my sumptuous work.

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  2. the is phoenix design looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing eth progress.

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    1. Yes, my daughter made a pretty design!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. It's fun to make a sumptuous piece again!

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  4. I am going to enjoy following this project Annet

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    1. Me too, it's always a surprise to see what my needle wants!

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  5. This will be an interesting new WIPW project for many to follow, including your daughters I guess! The Portuguese Stem stitch is a great outline stitch on SSE embroidery as it gives a bold line.
    I hope you soon get used to your new frame.

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    1. I'm slowly getting used to my new frame. And yes, my daughters are following my progress too, just shared a photo of today's progress with my youngest. She likes it!

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  6. I like the look of this project, the frame that you are using looks a good one, can you make it different sizes?

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    1. Thanks, Susan. The frame comes in different square sizes, but you can combine the parts to make a rectangle frame.

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  7. Portuguese stem stitch is one of my favorite stitches. It is looks nice already, just waiting to see more.

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    1. Thanks, Angelica. I always enjoy stitching Portuguese stem stitch, it gives a nice bold line with little effort.

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  8. Beautiful,as always Annet.Is it going to be a quilt or is it going to be an embroidered piece ? Last post I'd seen you picking colors for a quilt for your younger one :)

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    1. Thanks, Deepa. It's going to be an embroidered piece. I'm going to use the threads I shared last week.

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  9. This project is going to be so fun to watch progress!

    How do you like the frame you are using? I keep thinking about buying one to try out.

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    1. So far I like the frame. It's big, so I let it rest on the edge of my table or a stand my DH made a few years ago for my quilting. I'm trying to persuade him to make me a better one!

      I'm using a smaller size (11 x 11 inch) for my CQ for some time now. It works great for me. You can adjust the tension very easy. If I don't stitch, I keep the fabric in the frame and just loosen the tension. Putting the fabric in the frame is not easy at first, but if you know how it works, it works very well. There's also a smaller size (8 x 8 inch). And you can combine the parts of the different sizes to make a rectangle. Hope this helps.

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  10. Great design idea looking forward to seeing it evolve

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    1. Thanks Shirley, I'll tell my daughter you like it!

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