Linda has done 3 fantastic projects and shows how a little embellishment can add do much to a finished embroidery!
The first is her Peacock:
I’m sending a photo of my latest finished wall hanging, your art deco peacock. As you can see, I did a bit of editing and added a double swirl to the inside area of the peacock where there was a large, open space. I used the same color thread as for the first swirl, Your thread number 2852, Light Green Amber, which looks like a soft, golden beige, and I love how it blends with the background fabric, yet still shows up and doesn’t compete with the Peacock. Thanks for the lovely design. P.S. I forgot to say I “crystalized” the peacock, using three colors of Swarovski crystals, Lt. Turquoise, Topaz and Crystal Meridian Blue. They went so well with the colors of the design.
Next her Bull Elephant:
Look what I did with your Indian Elephant design, BFC 1545. I found a use for all that fancy beaded fringe I bought, on sale, and had no idea what I was going to do with it! This design was really fun, and only 6 colors were used! I gave this elephant a name- I call him “Bull-E”, my sad play on words, but it can stand just for bull elephant. Thank you for the joy. Laura
And her Unicorns:
Just finished this. It’s for my 10 year old granddaughter for Christmas. It turned out almost glowing! For whatever reason, using the mottled, royal blue background, seems to make the unicorns almost look 3D. FYI, when the embroidery was finished, because of my choice of thread colors, there wasn’t as much definition as I wanted. Guess what! A number 2 common pencil worked great to get the details to stand out. Thanks for the great design.
Yep, it is eyelash yarn. A good number of years ago I found 2 hanks of it in the remnant bin at Walmart. One was green and the other aqua. I believe I had one of your mermaid designs I wanted to do and the yarn reminded me of seaweed. Once I embroidered the design I then couched the yarn on to make an underwater scene. Since then I have used that yarn a number of different ways and as hangers on 4 different wall hangings. It adds a bit of unexpected texture. It also proves there is a reason we are confirmed stash builders! We never know when we will use a treasure we have stashed.
My 1st try at embroidery with embellishments. She was so much fun to do. Will definitely be doing more with different ideas
We are currently having a contest in our IO Group focusing on this design. Judy is our first entrant! To enter to win prizes and reward points, join our IO group https://groups.io/g/BFC-Creations
You will find instructions for this and our other Contest, Baby Animals, in the Files section of the group. Thanks – Suz
And thank you Judy for doing such a great first entry!!!
A beautiful job Marilynn!! They look so perfect. Thank you – Suz
Sandra totally surprised me by stitching Myth and Mystery on a white Jean jacket. But wow – I love the way she looks.
From Sandra: Wanted to tell you I stitched the Myth and Mystery gal on the back of a white jeans jacket. Absolutely gorgeous. Her face, particularly her eyes, are mesmerizing. Hope you’ll digitize more large format designs like that. I have a stack of blue jeans jackets waiting for your special designs. Hint…hint
I will Sandra!
Unfortunately the back had 2 French seams but it’s still beautiful. – Sandra
All but the turquoise and the white on the compass is done in metallics… will be putting bronze snaps on the bib.. Mary A great way to use our seahorse Mary! Thank you – Suz
Marilynn and I were talking and I asked if she had any photos of her work I could post. I was so surprised and thrilled when she sent me these.
In her words:
This is a small sample of the many BFC Designs I’ve done. I give away or sell about 80% of the designs I’ve done over the years. I’ve recommended BFC to lots of others with my same obsession. Keep digitizing please! Marilynn
It’s going to take me awhile to get all the links for the sets!!!
Thank you Marilynn for sharing so much of your work.
Pam has put our recent Steampunk Seahorse on her denim shirt. It really stands out against the dark denim!
Picture of the shirt I did. It is wonderful but it took me 4 hours on my Epic.
Thank you so much for the prompt response and education. I didn’t know about stabilizer shrinkage.
Actually, for the bag project, the girl didn’t turn out unsalvageable, (see pic) I just wanted it as perfect as could be and to find out better techniques for future use as that design is so awesome and I will use it again. The other side, on the bird design from Urban Threads that I incorporated with yours, actually the puckering was worse, like I mentioned especially after ironing. I love the fractilicious designs and should have used a brighter color on the birds as well but always next time.
I’m gonna try the Black and White large Elephant on cork next I think for a bag panel. I downloaded the DST single design to my Janome AcuDesign and it converted it to jef format, I just have to resize and fix the colors in the download as they are all wonky and are confusing when embroidering gray and the machine says to use yellow!
I am so excited I joined the Janome 15000 FB group and then became aware of your website from your offer of the contest with the mask. Thank you for your generous offer of the half price designs too! I am a true fan of the designs and your excellent customer service is the icing on the cake. As an FYI, Fred had also contacted me prior to sending my thread order to verify address, such great service, you should be proud as a lot of companies are not so inclined or pay attention to detail. Judy
Beautiful choice of Fabric Judy! Suz
Donna did a beautiful and very decorative Under the Sea Wall Hanging. I asked her about whether she had quilted through to the backing and this is her response:
I inspected and did not do any quilting after I put the backing on. It is loose. There was already so much stitching on the top that I did not do anymore There was fusible fleece under the top when I did all the stitching on it. Donna
I think this is fine for large heavy wall hangings! Especially when you have added things like beads, buttons, shells and crystal. If after finishing you project, the backing seems too loose, just ad a few hand stitches here and there to hold it in place.
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