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alialibobali | Posted in Techniques on

I’m making a felt and embroidered version of a friend’s snare drum. I need to create a version  of this image – wondering how best to create the “oyster” or “mother of pearl” look.  Considering couching stitches of various widths or possibly satin stitching but could also just do a basic backstitch in various widths as well. Anyone have thoughts? (it’s a Ludwig vintage black oyster drum; the pic doesn’t seem to be loading correctly). Thanks!


  1. user-3873484 | | #1

    Personal opinion here,but....I would use back stitches of varying lengths

  2. simplypat | | #2

    And I would use a mixture of thread and add some silk thread. It will give it more depth.

    1. saqibansari01 | | #4

      For those starting their embroidery journey, here's some advice:

      Begin with basic stitches and gradually progress to more complex ones.
      Invest in quality materials, such as needles, floss, and fabric.
      Use an embroidery hoop to maintain tension in the fabric.
      Start with simpler designs and gradually challenge yourself.
      Practice regularly to improve your skills.
      Seek inspiration and guidance from tutorials and communities.
      Embrace mistakes as learning opportunities. Enjoy the process and let your creativity shine.
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  3. El_Dean | | #3

    Well there two to three things that you could go for like
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    - Applique Embroidery | https://threadsandarts.com/applique-embroidery-digitizing-services
    and If you want to get your embroidery designs digitized, Check out Threads and arts embroidery digitizing. They have the most reasonable rates with unlimited revisions. I have been doing business with them for 3 years they never disappoint me with their work.


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