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Monday, September 29, 2014

Japanese Cameo With Tatted Frame


I love the little printed fabrics and this seems to help exaggerate the individual beauty.

Start with a frame that is tatted, then make the oval or square at least 1/4 inch larger than the very center.

With a quick running stitch around the oval ...

this makes a cup like shape, helps turn ends under.

Sewing down her face( leaving room to stuff slightly), and after sewing the frame, it seemed empty at top corners.
Now to add something pretty!

12 rings in a row, 4  rings six double stitches and 3Rs eight ds, and 5Rs ten ds leave long thread to sew down with beads. 
I sewed bead on then wrapped the rings around.

I still felt I needed filigree, and so I added it with a "wrapped back stitch".

this is actually another "Needle Book" " ATC "
Sorry, in case you were wondering, it is not my portrait :)

20 comments:

  1. Lovely picture, no I did not think that was how you look, nice ATC and a needle case all rolled into one.
    Well done
    Margaret

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  2. You just invented a new kind of art.

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    1. Thanks, it just putting little bits of other kinds together!

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  3. Nice tutrorial ! Enjoyed reading through your post & seeing the visuals. Thanks for sharing in such detail :-))

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    1. I love getting ideas and giving them too! Thank you!

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  4. Wauw, dit is mooi! Het zou zo ook bij crazy patchwork kunnen. Maar een atc needlecase is helemaal leuk zeg!

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  5. Yes, this would be perfect in a crazy patch quilt! I like that Idea :)

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  6. I really like this. Very effective, and it could be used on a lot of different items.

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  7. Thanks I realize now that I didn't picture the puffiness under her face, but I hope people get that it is there.

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  8. This is so unique. I love how you created the flower and filigree. It flows so well and I would not have guessed how you made it, if not for your photos. So lovely!

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  9. Oh thanks, I hope it makes others create or think of something new!

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  10. Another beautiful needle case! So pretty and personal. Love the pearls.

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  11. Thanks Pammy Sue I am going to make more soon, I so enjoy making them.

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