nobis opus splendeat: we need more glitter

wip wip wip

Here is a peak at what I was working on last night…

Yes, that’s a skull and those are roses.  Take a look at the detail on the roses:

Texture on the roses is created by not only the direction and length of the stitches, but by layering the stitches as well.  This is going to be one gorgeous piece! Thank you http://www.urbanthreads.com/ , who is by the way having a tremendous sale right now… all of their most popular designs for 2010 are just $1!  And don’t forget to check out their free design!  Did you know that they also have hand embroidery AND digital stock? I ❤ Urban Threads!

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  1. […] I opened the design with the intention of shrinking it, but it was only about 119mmx174mm, which isn’t really even close to 225mmx140mm. So started to read up on the hoop. It turns out that this magical hoop is really just a double hoop with connector thingies on both sides, so you put it in one way, stitch out the design, turn the hoop around, and stitch the other half of the design.  So it has the same 225mmx140mm limitation, you just split the design in half.  I was about to unhoop everything and try it again when I decided to just trying moving the bulk of the fabric out of the way, unhooking the hoop and hooking it back up to the embroidery arm again… and it worked.   The hoop icon was flashing because it was demanding Hoop 1 (the largest size) and it was sensing that there was something amiss with the hoop, either because it couldn’t see the entire thing or there was something wrong with the way it was hooked up.  The rest is, as they say, history. […]

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