Some of the most detailed designs are achieved using special threads and digitizing techniques. The tiny stars and eagle feathers were created with a combination of manual and satin stitches. The eagle and shield sew in one complete sequence without any trims. The small lettering with its tiny serif font is possible by using fine 60 weight thread.
This design measure just 3 ½” wide by 3” tall. The head of Don Francisco is a mere 1 ¼” tall by less than 1” tall. The “photo” realism in his face was achieved by simple blending of two thread colors. The eyes, nose, mouth and hair were created with carefully placed manual and satin stitches. The amazing detail was achieved thanks to the use of finer 60 weight specialty thread.
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