Vi's Embroidery Threa

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Vi's Embroidery Threa

Vi's Embroidery Thread! (pun unintended)

I've been looking for a place to post my embroidery for a while now and remembered the CB, so here I am :D I started stitching when I was 10-11, took a break for a couple of years, and only just started back up again in January. My mom introduced me to the art, but mostly she just got the ball rolling-- almost all of what I know now is self-taught (with ample help from the internet, of course). My favorite stitches are French knots and split stitch, and I usually use three- or six-strand floss.

That's all I can think of to say for now! I'm planning to finish a piece tomorrow, which I'll probably post soon, but if this thread is up before then I might send in an older piece first :)

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 23, 2024 - 5:24 pm)

Oh yay, here we are! These are just some little florals I stitched on my sweater. It's one of the first things I did when I started up embroidery again so the quality isn't ideal, but it isn't like people are coming up to me and scrutinizing my pocket lol (except for whoever's looking at this, I suppose). Ignore the odd lighting and angle.

Stitches used: granitos stitch, backstitch, split stitch, satin stitch, woven wheel, French knot, chain stitch/lazy daisy

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 23, 2024 - 6:11 pm)

Wow. I've never tried embroidery before, but it sounds pretty cool. That is really pretty btw!

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunars, A Celestial Sky
(April 25, 2024 - 7:15 pm)

Ooh, that's beautiful!! I love embroidered flowers-

Btw, are you new to the CB? If so, welcome!

submitted by Poinsettia
(April 25, 2024 - 9:02 pm)

I am, thank you :D

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 26, 2024 - 3:53 am)

omigosh, it’s so pretty!! :D I’ve tried embroidery before but never have the patience for it :/

submitted by WildWolf
(April 26, 2024 - 11:01 am)

Ooh that's beautiful! And welcome to the Chatterbox :) In case you're puzzled by anything about it, here are two ultimate guides that are very helpful:

Hope to see you around :)

submitted by Amethyst, eastern sunrise
(April 26, 2024 - 4:00 pm)

ooh so pretty! I kind of embroider (as in I embroider but not super often because i'm always losing the hoops) but i've given away most of the things i've done. i am working on something on black fabric with stars, maybe a moth or a bat or something but i've only done a few stars XD i actually kind of want to work on that again now... so perhaps i shall go find that

also welcome! do you prefer she/her, they/them, alternating, or something else? If you don't care you don't have to answer :D 

submitted by Blackfooted Bobcat, age Franz, ~Coppelia~
(April 26, 2024 - 4:35 pm)

I don’t really mind, use whichever you'd like :) Thank you for asking, though! And I'd love to see your embroidery work, if you’re willing to post it :0

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 28, 2024 - 8:46 am)

Thank you all so much for your support so far, it means so much to me! As promised, here is Wednesday's piece of a chimera. I don’t usually keep a stitch count, but as this was a submission to a contest at my state's Latin convention, I thought it would be fun to do so for once! Convention was yesterday and we haven't gotten individual contest results back yet; based on the other entries though I’m guessing I'll get third or fourth-- I’ll keep you all posted :D I'm also planning to enter this at the national convention in July (unless I decide to make a new piece since there are definitely some aspects I dislike) so I’ll be back with updates then. 

Working on this was pretty awful since the hoop didn't have a way to adjust how tightly it was closed, meaning that there was almost no tension in the fabric. Even though it was a ton of fun to make, I’m still very very glad to be finished lol.

Stitches used: backstitch (275), long and short (625), rice (112), satin (1137), split (836), woven wheel (18, including the "spokes"), French knot (16). 3019 total stitches.

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 28, 2024 - 9:00 am)

Wow that's beautiful!

submitted by WiLdSoNg
(April 28, 2024 - 11:03 am)

THAT'S SO COOL WHAT I can't imagine how long that took, it's so detailed and neat! The scales on the snake part look especially cool. Did you use a template/pattern?

My CAPTCHA says "wbaad." Lies. Not at all bad. Very good.

submitted by Lupine
(April 29, 2024 - 8:23 pm)

Thanks! I drew the pattern myself with lots of references. Here's the original version which I simplified tons haha.

submitted by Vi, she/they
(April 30, 2024 - 5:20 am)

ooh lovely! it looks so dynamic! :)

submitted by Poinsettia
(May 1, 2024 - 3:51 pm)

We just got individual results back today-- my embroidery placed third in the cloth category, which I'm really happy with since my friend got second!! (and we both knew we never had a chance against the entry that won first haha.) I also placed sixth in overall graphic arts since I had three other entries, two that won first place and another that won third.

Now it's time to stop procrastinating by looking at contest results and pictures/videos from convention lol

submitted by Vi, she/hey
(April 29, 2024 - 2:59 pm)

Congratulations (and congrats to your friend too!)!!!! And that chimera is awesome (actually, both your pieces here are great!!)!!! 

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, :D
(April 29, 2024 - 5:53 pm)