Gorgeous - amazing needlework Abbi, what size is it? I have trouble threading a needle but have never done anything so fabulous even when I could see! More, more.................
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The Estate wrote:I have a new one(old) at work, been here for yonks, will op into your goody bag
Look fwd to this goody bag......am posting seeds to you this week. Added some rocket and coriander seeds for yer veggie patch.
Blossom wrote:Gorgeous - amazing needlework Abbi, what size is it? I have trouble threading a needle but have never done anything so fabulous even when I could see! More, more.................
It was approx. 400mmx 300mm, I think....I framed it and posted to Mum, who was very pleased with it.
I have done three of my own garden which I'll take pics of.
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siri wrote:Beautiful work Abbi. was it done using a computer program to generate the colours from the photo or did you work it out by hand (and head)?
I bet your Mum is pleased with it :-)
I start by using a program that converts the photo pixels to coloured squares (ie stitches). Then i play with it, substituting colours until I'm happy with the whole thing. Then I print out the design to follow on blank canvas, like a counted crosstitch.
This particular one has many of the flowers overstitched with embroidery thread french knots to give an extra dimension.
Mum had no idea I was doing it, so it was a complete suprise....I asked her to hang it in a place where it could remind her every day of how much I love her.
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