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Embroidered Fox & Fawn Mittens

I made these mittens and wanted to share them with the community!
This is my first post in sew_hip but I've enjoyed lurking and occasionally commenting for some time. My name is Laurel and I've been crafting with various mediums for some time, though currently I mostly enjoying sewing and embroidery. I'm excited to finally join in, so let me know what you think. The fawn is are the first time I've tried satin stitch embroidery, the fox the second. Before I just used to chain stitch outlines (the Jenny Hart school of embriodery maybe? I learned it from Bust magazine I'd say).
Also! I'd love to get into using my livejournal more, mostly as a craft / sewing blog, however I might also write about classic films, comics, music, student life and toronto (my current city). If anyone wants to be friends and has similar interests I'd love some more motivation to post.

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These mittens are made from 100% lambswool upcycled from a Gap sweater and then lined with upcycled fleece. The embroidery and fake fur trim were all done by hand. The fawn was traced on first, but I found that didn't work very well so the fox and tree were then done free hand.

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Me wearing them:

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A better picture of the mittens, not so my nostrils. Sorry folks.
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Ands that's all she wrote!


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Dec. 4th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC)
Those are gorgeous! Lovely smooth knit. I like that the embroidery isn't symmetrical, too.
Dec. 4th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Love the embroidery and love everything about these mittens -- the colour, the design, everything! Really really nice :)
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
wow- these are awesome! i love!
Dec. 4th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
This is a beautiful upcycle! I love the little trees. Did you embroider the wool before lining, or after?
Dec. 5th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Before, using a hoop. Im glad you like them :)
Dec. 4th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
They are so so cute! Love them x
Dec. 4th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
lovely! I love that the mittens are upcycled jumpers. I'm always looking for ideas what to do from jumpers (I usually get a variety of ill-fitting but high quality ones for Christmas)
Dec. 4th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Those are beautiful!
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
So CUTE!!!! And I love your choice of stripes for the mittens - adorable with the embroidery!

As someone else asked - so did you do the embroidery first? I would love to know your prcess
Dec. 4th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Darling! I especially love the fox. He looks all furry and poofy. I've never had any luck getting embroidery to turn out.
Dec. 4th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Aw! I <3 them!
Dec. 4th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
I am in awe of the embroidery. So gorgeous. Not to mention, what lovely knitting!
Dec. 4th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
she made them from a jersey, so it's probably machine knitted.
Dec. 4th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
beautiful! i love them...i've wanted to learn embroidery for a while, this really inspires me.
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Dec. 5th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope I actually stick with it this time. I will add you back as soon as I am done moving.
Dec. 4th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
these are great! but i don't understand where the fox is.... on the inside? or did you make 2 pairs? :P
Dec. 5th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
I made two pairs :) the foxes mate doesnt have its trim on yet, but I was feeling motivated to post.
Dec. 5th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Those are adorable! I love the embroidery.
Dec. 5th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the great feedback!
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Id be interested to know where you found a pattern for that sort of mitten? without the half in the hand thumb. I would love your pattern or a link to one!
Dec. 17th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Embroidered Fox & Fawn Mittens___ Fox!
Really cute...
I like to buy it...


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