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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Roar!!

Exciting things are happening in my embroidery world!!  I took a hiatus with the needle and thread for awhile but I'm back in the game again!  I drew this lion months ago with intentions of stitching it on a t-shirt.  Time passed and I almost forgot about this guy.  I stumbled on him when I was skimming my sketch book and the embroidery bug bit me.  


I'm usually terrible having multiple projects going at one time but those socks are taking forever and I needed a break.  I traced this noble lion on to a black Target t-shirt using the handy dandy white Transfer Paper from Sublime Stitching.  I really do love this site.  Great supplies and lots of inspiration.


I was nervous stitching on a stretchy t-shirt but it's going well so far.  It's such a big design and only an outline so I decided not to reinforce it with a stabilizer.  I hope that doesn't turn out to be a dumb decision. I make a lot of those.  It's because I'm impatient.  I'm a terrible swatcher as well!


What's sketched on the shirt is only part of the design.  The rest of his long beard with be added when this portion is fully stitched.  I just hope I can match it up correctly.


He's turning out rather handsome if I do say so myself.  The stitching is going by fast.  I'm excited to wear this already!  This will be the first thing that I've embroidered that is wearable.


I haven't forgotten about the socks.  They are almost ready for turning heels!  I was tempted to buy more sock yarn at A.C. Moore but I restrained myself.  I did however buy size US 50 needles!  I'll let you know why next time.  Think BIG!

2 comments:

  1. WOW! This is a really fantastic project! It already looks incredible!

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    1. Thank you!! I love words of encouragement!

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