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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Just wanted to give a quick update and double check on my embroidery colors. I got the pattern traced out and have been working hard on the embroidery for a couple weeks! Here is some of what I've done so far in different lighting:







And the back, with the reverse herringbone shadow stitching:



What do you all think?

I noticed in the pictures the cream embroidery kind of disappears; I think this is due to the fact that I have more of the ivory fabric piled underneath it in every picture. It doesn't blend in as much in person when up against something else, and I'm hoping it will stand out a lot better once the cape is lined with the rust colored chiffon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking fantastic. Your stitches are so lovely. I think part of the beauty of the embroidery is that it does kind of disappear when you're not looking closely at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is looking good. I think it's just the lighting, but the rust looks a bit redder than expected. But as long as it matches your fabric all should be well. Smile Lighting can do funny things to colors.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both so much for the feedback!

Yes, I think it's the lighting that's making it look redder. It really is hard to get pictures with lighting that captures the colors well! I double checked just now and it does match my fabric pretty much exactly, so I think it should be okay.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The stitching continues to be lovely. What stitches are you using to fill in the flowers and ruffles? Satin stitches?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using the shadow stitch/reverse herringbone stitch! That was what the standards said it was. It's a fun stitch to work! For anyone reading this that would like a tutorial, I found these to be helpful:

- https://www.theboldabode.com/how-to-do-shadow-embroidery.html?fbclid=IwAR2F-olhd3oq0Jb8F9_D-wLTKtHWLrOlUamUUMnvZ_FPC4Is5EOvAjhMgJ8
- https://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/shadow-work-embroidery-tutorial/
- https://www.needlenthread.com/2013/05/shadow-work-embroidery-a-monogram.html
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