August 16, 2008

Work in Progress - Embroidered Cuff

Among other things that I have been busy doing lately, I am working on this embroidered cuff. The first photo, taken on mid July, shows the first steps of the work. I have drawn some lines to help me follow a rather geometric pattern I had in mind (anyone has an idea of how I can erase the pencil lines without ruining the stiffed material? Regular eraser won't do..), but as I finished the center part, I decided to make something else and worked in a more free pattern. The other photo was taken a few days ago. There's still much to be done before it's finished (and I still need more practice..).
I don't know why, but when I'm working on an embroidered piece, I have to take breaks and work on other things. It's not that I don't like this kind of work, on the contrary – I have realized that bead embroidery is a wonderful way to express myself, but somehow, it requires more patience… I hope to be able to work on this cuff this week and finally finish it.

18 comments:

  1. PLEASE keep showing us photos of this already, feminine and lovely cuff...she's a beautiful work-in-progress!!

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  2. This promises to be absolutely wonderful, Smadar! :) I love the strong lines you are working with.

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  3. it's already looking great!!! I love the different directions of beading!!! can't wait to see the finished result!

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  4. Oh My...This is going to be fabulous! Keep the pictures coming, please!

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  5. This is coming along great - I can't wait to see the finished bracelet - it is a lot of work yes but the finished piece will be stunning.

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  6. Can't wait to see it finished, It's gorgeous already!!!

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  7. Wow, it is wonderful! I am waiting you to finish it very much!!!!

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  8. this is amazing! can't wait to see it all done!

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  9. ok, I disappear from the blogging world for a bit to work on putting a beader's retreat together for my LBS, and I come to find a lot of people bitten by the cuff bug!!!

    This is looking absolutely fab-u-lus!!!!!

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  10. Thanks so much everyone for your encouraging comments :) I will post the finished cuff, hopefully very soon...

    Ritual - I missed seeing your lovely work...

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  11. wow this is gorgeous so far! cant wait to see it finished!

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  12. This is just beautiful! Please keep posting photos as you progress - I love seeing how it evolves.

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  13. So beautiful. I can't wait to see if finished. At the stage is is now, how long did that take? Have you ever tried a disappearing ink pen? Over time, or with humidity or added moisture the marks disappear.

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  14. Thanks missknits and clinkscalesarts :)

    Waterrose, thanks. I think it took me about 6 hours to get to this stage, could be more, as I take a lot of breaks...

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  15. I love seeing your works in progress!

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