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Topic: Anyone see that 1985 classic movie, "Clue"???? -embroidered portrait  (Read 6873 times)
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« on: December 13, 2008 11:08:03 PM »

Here is my sister's christmas gift!  It's a portrait of Madeline Kahn from the movie Clue...she plays Mrs. White and her weapon is the rope.  If anyone can pick out another symbol from the movie that I've incorporated (from dialogue) you are the BEST!

here's a wider shot:

and lastly:

I should post the pic I used for the portrait:

I traced the section I wanted using carbon paper onto plain white cotton fabric.  The rest I drew using free-hand, and embroidered with whatever stitches I could think of...hehe.

Mrs. White has always been our favourite (we grew up watching the film).  Please let me know what you think!  Merry Christmas!!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008 12:17:28 AM »

That is way cool! Your workmanship and attention to detail is very impressive.

I haven't seen Clue for years, but damn it was funny. My love for Tim Curry knows no bounds. Cheesy Too bad the delightful Ms Kahn is no longer with us.  Cry

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008 12:38:52 AM »

Whoa. I saw the thumbnail and thought, "Is that... Mrs. White?" That's pretty awesome.

I must have watched that movie 200 times growing up. It's still one of my favorites. My sisters and I still quote it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008 01:22:16 AM »

Wow, very impressive embroidery! I've only seen Clue once, and it was forever ago.. but I think I may have to relocate it!

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008 04:52:52 AM »

OMG I love this !!!!!
My sister is majorly obsessed with the movie and game Clue. In fact she has an entire Clue themed living room and has bought two of each game version that she can find. We shadow boxed them last year and she has them hanging everywhere, she also has game boards hanging up. Her husband recently started buying her all the game boards from all over the world. They are super cool.

This is amazing and Madeline Kahn is her favorite character. I can't show her this post or I will be making this for her next !!!! You did a great job! It looks wonderful!!!!


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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008 06:34:55 AM »

wow! this looks just like her.. you did an amazing job! i actually own this movie.. hehe.. tim curry.. he's great!

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008 06:41:02 AM »


I loved this movie, then my high school did the play and I was in it, so the love grew more. i wanted to be mrs. white but ended up being a female Mr. body.....it was my first time in a play so can't really blame them for making me dead through out half the thing...haha

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008 07:05:35 AM »

This rocks!
I absolutely love the movie and Tim Curry and all the weirdness and you did it so well I recognised her immediately. Very very cool!

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2008 07:38:17 AM »

"I hated her, so much... it-it- the f - it -flam - flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breath... "

I loooove this movie, probably one of my all time faves! Your embroidery work is amazing!
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2008 07:57:51 AM »

This is absolutely amazing!

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