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Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??

Acorn

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2020, 23:01:35 PM »
There are some freestanding butterflies on Embroidery Library although I don't know whether they include the ones Iminei has so beautifully made.
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Renegade Sewist

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2020, 23:09:07 PM »
OK, 1/4" and 3/8" rare earth magnets. My sources are of course US. The one I would have recommended, Lee Valley Tools, was I thought too pricey. The other, Harbor Freight Tools, doesn't ship International as far as I can see. I shop them in person, as they're next door to my Doctor's office.

Iminei

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2020, 09:42:37 AM »
My source unveiled ... yes embilibrary!

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Renegade Sewist

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2020, 19:35:01 PM »
 :toast: Thank you!

Iminei

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2020, 20:17:45 PM »
Finally .... after hours and hours and hours (and hours and hours) of stitching

Four butterflies

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God they take an age to stitch and the amount of thread!!!
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Lachica

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 20:20:35 PM »
Those are stunning @Iminei. I look forward to seeing them on magnets.
Mary
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Iminei

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2020, 09:46:35 AM »
 A flurry of Butterflies

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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2020, 09:51:28 AM »
Cor, Elvistoo has been busy!

Gernella

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2020, 10:00:41 AM »
Flipping fabulous.

I bet you daren't leave them too close to The Moo.  I can just see them being tossed into the air to see how high they fly.
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Celia

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2020, 10:38:04 AM »
They are beautiful, very clever girl.

Iminei

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2020, 15:29:18 PM »
@Gernella  I'm afraid the Moo is far too much of an old lady to be fussing around with anything like that these days ....
but she was a one in her youth!
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Acorn

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2020, 15:49:27 PM »
They are beautiful, and that lovely fireplace is the ideal place to showcase them.   0_0
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Sakar

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2020, 16:49:16 PM »
Oh dear!! How wonderful these flutterbys are  0_0 :loveit: Very well done Elvistoo !!! They are stunning on your fireplace!!  :flower:

btw: how much thread and time does Elvis need for such a little wonder?
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Gernella

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2020, 16:53:04 PM »
@Gernella  I'm afraid the Moo is far too much of an old lady to be fussing around with anything like that these days ....
but she was a one in her youth!

They surprise you sometimes @Iminei , our old lady 17 this year certainly knows how to put the young un in his place, he daren't go near her when she's curled up somewhere, sleeping or not. 
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Left at the end of 2019 - 39 meters

Iminei

Re: Isn’t Elvistoo a clever boy then??
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2020, 13:17:10 PM »
@Sakar and anyone else who might like to know ....

how much thread and time does Elvis need for such a little wonder?

A SHOCKING amount!!!!!!

Each butterfly takes an hour and a quarter upwards with the most stitches so far being 46,963 stitches for this lil beauty....

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which has 8 separate colours and 11 colour changes!!!

I stitch them in 3's or 4's depending on which I choose and use my 12" x 7" hoop.
I did (start) to video the process but it takes so long!

The main body of the wings take the most thread and I have lots of 1000m cones of Madeira in various browns, blues etc just for that part... as I want to preserve the beauty and integrity of my Treasure Chest!! Tho' I do use those reels for details on the butterflies that take between 1 and 5 minutes to stitch.
 
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They take longer than the advertised time (on the machine) as I have to unhoop and change the bobbin thread between each different colour

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That is the reverse of the butterfly!

I do love them and have some vague idea of selling them but ££££ !!!!

I've seen smaller versions with bobbin thread showing on the reverse and a  brooch barthing hotglued to the reverse in an arty crafty place in Salisbury which were being sold at around £26 !
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