Cuteness over load.
A new member of the family

Next portrait

For this exercise I did exactly what I was instructed to do.  I traced the picture, turning the image upside down so that I wouldn't be tempted to just sketch.  It worked.  I used stranded cotton, 2 strands for layer 1, 1 strand for layer 2 and 100wt sewing cotton for layer 3.  I also included some other stitches beside back stitch on the flowers.

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It doesn't look finished to me.  It needs a background and I think I would have made those flowers around the neckline separately and then mounted them in relief.  Still, I proved I can follow instructions.  The next classes are about stitching features such as eyes, teeth etc.  Doing exactly what is asked for might see me learning new techniques.


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Good to know you feel you are learning things here!

Carolyn Foley

Yes.  I have two stands here.  One doing the exercises and the other developing my own style.

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