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Thread: Parrot embroidery

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    Parrot embroidery

    I am working on some items to sell at the upcoming bird expo
    in Denver (Mother's Day Weekend). One of the items I am trying
    to work on is a shoulder cape using PUL fabric as the main cape.

    The cape is going to have this parrot on the back in green/yellow
    variegated thread.

    This is going to be the pocket for the front of cape.

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    I will try to get a picture posted of the finished cape.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Very nice - hope you do well

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    looks great!!!!
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    Very pretty parrot. Good luck.
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    Very pretty embroidery. That fabric is lovely.
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    Very nice. Good Luck at your show.
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    PUL fabric? cape for?? Beautiful embroidered parrot.

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    PUL fabric is a waterproof fabric used mostly (that I have found) in
    making items for babies, diaper covers etc.

    The cap is for bird owners to wear when they have their birds on their
    shoulders. The cape will keep their clothes clean when the bird decides
    to do their business.


    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    PUL fabric? cape for?? Beautiful embroidered parrot.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Sounds and looks like your cape will be a winner!

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    What a great idea it should be a hit at the show!

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    OMG a cape is something I should have had years ago. I had a Blue Crown Conure and he was alway sitting on my shoulder when I was home. So one night I had a Town Council meeting and AFTER the meeting was over someone mentioned that I had birdy doo on the back of my shirt!! We all had a huge laugh but I was more careful after that.
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    I finished the cape FINALLY!

    Boy what a pain my smaller machine was being, then it jumped timing
    so it has to go to the machine Dr. when i get the money. Had to pull out
    the "big" boy (Brother 1500D) and get it set up on the table so I had some
    better lighting, and more (that is questionable though) work space.

    Without much ado here is the cape finished.

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    Special thanks goes to my hubs for being my cape model. The cape was
    MUCH to big for my small size table top mannequin. Yes my hubs is BIG
    guy (6'3" 350+ lbs.).

    I am now working on about 8-10 full aprons & about 7-9 half aprons. I
    don't know if I will get all them finished before May 10th, but I am sure
    going to give it a try. If there is time I want to make some smaller easy
    items.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Nice . Where did you get the parrot design?

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    Louise, try some bought small kitchen/bath towels, they usually go over well

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    The design is from Embroidery Library it is called "Inky Parrot"




    Quote Originally Posted by Feather3 View Post
    Nice . Where did you get the parrot design?
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I purchased some hand towels to put into the the "Bird First Aid Kits"
    that I made.
    Running out of time this bird expo, but I hope to get some stuff made
    to sell at both the fall shows that will be embroidered.




    Quote Originally Posted by Berkie View Post
    Louise, try some bought small kitchen/bath towels, they usually go over well
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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