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« on: August 23, 2008 04:56:56 AM »

I made these curtains for a room I had somewhat ten years ago, and since then had no window I could use them on. But last Year I moved to a place that has windows exactly the size for them. Of course, I put them on immediatly. It makes it very easy to describe how to find us: When you have found our street, look for the crochet Star Trek curtains. Smiley

Filet crochet was a great technique to do these, because it's fast, can be made in any size, and the patterns are easy to design. My only problem was that my pictures were very small, and I had to skip a lot of details and still make them recognizable.
That's the reason why for example the Klingon trifoile misses the circle that should go around it. I just couldn't include it, it would blur the whole icon.

If you like the patterns, you should be able to count the cells on the detail shots. Please send me a picure or share it here if you use them.

An action shot, unfortunately I couldn't get rid of the reflections:


They are simply hung on some of these transparent rubber thingies that are sold to fix christmas light chains to windows.

Here some details:

The Romulan Eagle (the most difficult one)


The Borg icon:


The Vulcan IDIC:
img width=500 height=375]http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/DSC04806.JPG[/img]

The Klingon trifoil:


Sorry, guys, no federation logo Smiley
And now the details of the second curtain:

The Klingon bird of prey:


The Romulan shuttle:


Borg Cube chasing a Vulcan Shuttle:


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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008 05:42:02 AM »

that is insanely cool!  wow! terrific job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 07:44:55 AM »

HOLY. CRAP.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008 02:39:43 PM »

oh my god, you have no idea how much i love star trek. star wars can suck it!
this is sooo SOOO cool!
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008 02:45:42 PM »

holy crap.  those are awesome!  my friend would totally love those.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008 05:16:20 PM »

DOOD. you have reached an almost unreachable level of awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 04:30:52 AM »

Thanks. Great you like them too Smiley They are really simple, and easy to crochet, the only trouble was getting the patterns right, and even that didn't take so long thanks to a handfull of my favourite micro machines for trying different perspectives. It's not unreachable because everyone can do filet crochet. I even hesitated to post the curtains because age and use have not made them any prettier. But then I thought how little Star Trek stuff I see on craftster and decided we need more. It's really sad how VOY and ENT have killed the fun in ST. ST used to boost people's creativity like crazy, and it doesn't seen to do that now. Well, of course not, it's all creepy now. I usually don't mind vital brain parts going numb or I wouldn't like tedious crafts like knitting, or watching TV, or both Smiley but there is a limit.
It's up to the fans now to take the ST universe further, I think. Not that I think my old curtains could do that Smiley but I want them to remind everyone of the great times we had, and that we don't have to rely on ignorant producers to have fun in the Star Trek universe. So please, please post your Trek crafting!
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008 09:41:14 AM »

Oh wow. These are great.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008 10:43:35 AM »

marry me. no, seriously. it's legal here.
what d'you mean I'm already married?!? dang.

ok I'll settle for hitting this fricking rocks and telling you you rule.

you rule.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008 11:28:06 AM »

holy jesus! these are awesome and i'm not even a star trek fan.
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