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Lum Urusei Yatsura Embroidery – a work in progress!

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Here’s something I’m working on at the moment, an embroidered Lum from Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series. She is roughly based on a Takahashi illustration, I started off trying to copy the original illustration exactly but that caused some problems as parts didn’t look quite right when embroidered so I altered the image slightly to better suit the medium (or at least my embroidery skill level!). It took me a couple of attempts to get a face I was happy with; at first I attempted to embroider her face using the same thread I was using for her body but it was much to thick to achieve any level of detail. After a couple of failed attempts I thinned the thread down to only three strands which worked much better.

Next I’m planning to colour Lum’s bikini, boots and hair using cross stitch. I’ll post the results soon.
Lum Urusei Yatsura embroidery (work in progress)
Lum Urusei Yatsura embroidery (work in progress)

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Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

One thought on “Lum Urusei Yatsura Embroidery – a work in progress!

  1. Pingback: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Embroidered Tiger-Striped Bikini « englishgirlathome

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