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Take It Further January Design on my Band Sampler 18 – Detail 545 February 16th, 2008

The January Take it Further Challenge design Concept was ‘who do you Admire’ , the answer to that question for me is that I admire my Friends, on my post card I wrote the word Friends, for something different on my sampler I googled Chinese Symble for Friends.

Chinese symble for friendship

The backing fabric prooved to be handy in executing this design, I traced a reverse image of the design onto the backing fabric and then using a single strand of black silk floss I backstitched the design through to the front which gave me a crisp clean outline which I filled with close rows of Stem Stitch.

Stitch on the backStitch on the front

3 Responses to “Take It Further January Design on my Band Sampler 18 – Detail 545”

  1. Paula Hewitt Says:

    This is a great way to get the outline – very neat

  2. Marty52 Says:

    Brilliant, Annie! Now if I can just remember that little trick. LOL!

  3. Sita Says:

    The idea of reversing to get a positive outline is very clever and neat.I ,first ,wondered if you had painted it on the fabric until I scrolled down to see the rest. The characters look as though thy were painted,not stitched.I had also been loking for this information for long;so thanks for the same.

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