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FINISHED EMBROIDERY (more or less)

Lo, it is virtually done. Impressive, is it not? Noble! Imposing! Skillfully executed!

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Now check out the back. (Cue the music from the Psycho shower scene):

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THE HORROR! It’s like someone sliced off the back of the heart AND the owl and all the guts are hanging out.

Anyway, I used three different shades of red on the heart, which was probably one too many, or the wrong kind of red. I intended the darkest, brownish-red to convey shadows, and thus make the heart look more three dimensional. Instead that particular color seems to convey…raw meat. Which, in a depiction of a heart, is not exactly wrong, I suppose…but not very appetizing, maybe. Probably a purple-red would have been better for shadowing.

But despite that, and the fact that I could wish the feet to be less orange, and other little details, I really like how the public side turned out. So I’m going to dab a little fabric glue over the back to keep it from unraveling (I suspect this is cheating, but I will NOT risk losing all that work) and have it cleaned and made into a small dice bag (lined, of course. My four-sided dice would get lost forever in that tangle).

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Preliminary sketch for an embroidery design for a D & D dice bag

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This is intended to be an embroidery design for a dice bag, representing the coat of arms of my paladin character, Lady Hillary of Rodham, Paladin of Athena, of the Order of the Bleeding Heart. I apparently cannot grasp the importance of ‘stylization.’ Also, I’ve barely ever embroidered. I never said I wasn’t nuts.