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Bunch of Poppies - Padding

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3 July 2008

Bunch of Poppies - Padding

There are two types of padding used in this needlepainting -

felt, cut to be 1mm smaller than the petal to be padded,

and two layers of stitching.

The layers of stitching are done at angles diagonal to the direction of actual embroidering.

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000_0042

 

You can’t really see the dimensionality, although I did try to capture it with the camera by taking the pictures with the canvas at an angle.

Doing the felt was a lot easier that I thought.

I found Mary Corbet’s recent comments on directional satin stitching from her blog www.NeedlenThread.com in her recent posts about monograms to be of help when doing the thread padding.

I found that putting down threads every couple of mm to act as guidelines was a great help too.

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