Has anyone seen........

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...Violet's pics of her hardanger heart on rctnp?  She did some lovely work!

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                Joan

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Hello everyone!

Thank you for the kind words, Joan. :)  

Joan is the one who gifted me this lovely pattern and I've been having so m
uch fun with it. I first did the hardanger heart in a violet colorway and j
ust had it framed. I strongly considered making it into a pillow, but I hav
e a young son and I was afraid he'd damage it...he's pretty rough on the st
uff in our home.

I'm in the middle of stitching the pattern a second time in a garnet colorw
ay, which I'll give to my mom for christmas.

You can see pics here in my album (you have to be a member of this group to
 view them): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RCTNP/photos/albums/192167
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On 7/13/2017 2:23 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:

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What did you put behind the fabric to make it shine?

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Ooo, that will be pretty, too!

Keep us posted on your mermaid, too!



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After much consideration I decided I wanted an almost mirror finish behind  
the heart. Silver fabric was pretty but not shiny enough, and actual mirror
 was too thick and heavy, so I went with shiny silver paper. The silver pap
er isn't acid free (which is not ideal) but I couldn't find an acid free ve
rsion I liked as much.  

I figure my stitching will all go to the Goodwill when I'm dead (no one in  
the family has a love for it), so longevity isn't a huge concern for me. Pa
per that has acid in it can last for 20-50 years if kept dry and out of the
 sun, before it starts to desintegrate and damage your fabric. That's long  
enough for me.  :)


FYI:  They have this shiny paper in both silver and gold colors in the fram
ing department of Hobby Lobby...it's in the slots right next to the mountin
g boards.



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