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Embroidery ATC Series #1- Chain Stitch

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Embroidery ATC Series #1- Chain Stitch
Swap Coordinator:klow (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:32
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 3, 2011
Date items must be sent by:January 14, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

You will make an ATC for one partner.

The theme for this swap series is embroidery, for this swap (first in the series) use chain stitch. Your item can have any theme as long as a chain stitch is present somewhere on the ATC. Feel free to do a whipped chain stitch or variations of the chain stitch. Do something you would like to receive, not to forget the standard measures: 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches (64 X 89 mm). You may stitch on felt, fabric, paper, anything as long as the finished embroidery is on something sturdy such as card stock.

Remember: The Card Can Be in any medium you like as long as it displays effort ... (Not just a sticker / print out on the card). Make something you'd Be thrilled to receive. Sorry, no recent 1's or 3's.

Good swap and enjoy!

Discussion

tishous 11/30/2010 #

I've been looking to get into ATCs and this seems a perfect start for me...plus, chain stitch is my favorite! Great swap idea :)

dreamerkins 12/ 1/2010 #

can newbies to embroidery join? and do you have a web site that teaches the stitches? i'm very interested in learning this.

TangleCrafts 12/ 1/2010 #

Sharon B's Dictionary of Stitches might be useful. :)

klow 12/ 1/2010 #

I'd love newbies to embroidery to join! I am hoping to work more on my embroidery stitches with this series of ATC's. There are lots of resources for learning embroidery online. Thanks for sharing this one, TangleCrafts.

yomousey 12/26/2010 #

I'm watching for now, just wondering if this should be on fabric or can it be on paper? I have paper that was given to me with chain stitch on it, really pretty. I have no idea how it was done. also since I didn't do the chain stitch would that be ok? I can do it just want to make sure of the guidelines.

klow 12/30/2010 #

As long as it has actual embroidery on it (paper or fabric) I'm open to whatever creative approaches may be used. Essentially I want to stay away from images of embroidery and instead have the texture of real embroidery. I won't put any limitations on whether it is done personally or not as this is hard to guage.

klow 12/30/2010 #

Next swap in the series is up at http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/80034

yomousey 12/30/2010 #

Thanks for answering my question. I'm joining and off to join the lazy daisy stitch too. I really need to work on my embroidery. My mom does the most beautiful work, it's like it was done by machine. The front and back look the same. Mine looks like chicken scratch on the back (sometimes the front too, LOL)

klow 12/30/2010 #

Great, yomousey! I am hoping to improve my embroidery a bit with this swap, too. I love it, but don't use it a lot.

klow 01/ 3/2011 #

WooHoo! We made the top ten-1/3/11

cwing 01/ 4/2011 #

if you make it on fabric, how do you then make it sturdy on card stock?

klow 01/ 4/2011 #

I would recommend a strong double-stick tape (Tacky Tape), glue that won't ruin your fabric, or even stitching it around the edges on the cardstock would work. Any other ideas are fine, too, just try to back your fabric piece neatly to create an ATC.

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