A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 297,221
Currently Running With Scissors:
696 Guests and 29 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Rooster Wall Hanging - Embroidered  (Read 1002 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Aquilla da Hun
Offline Offline

Posts: 244
Joined: 11-Jan-2008

Mommys Little Monsters


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: December 29, 2008 12:24:26 PM »

Long story short. My boyfriends parents have been modeling their kitchen. She had no kitchen appliances for over 4 months! Its nearly completed (only some trim to be mounted). I knew she would need some new art for her walls. I was inspired by the color of the new granite and her canister that holds her utensils. It has a rooster.

I found the image online. Transferred it to an ikea placemat (which are great to embroider onto and they are only $1). And only 36 hours or needlework later...an embroidered rooster. I wanted to make it a peice for the wall. But i didnt want to frame it. I bought a dowel rod, cut it to size, drilled some holes, sewed the placemat over it, and threaded the jute through the rod. Wallah! Instant wall hanging. Needless to say she loved it!

I had my boyfriend take pictures. I wish he would have gotten more detail, but they give you the idea. The comb of the rooster is all done in french knots. And its more of a maroon color. I will try to get more pictures that show the true colors.



THIS ROCKS   Logged

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.  ~Jack London

Our bodies are our gardens, -to which our wills are gardeners!   ~William Shakespeare
Listessa
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Summertime Slacker Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 1116
Joined: 05-Jun-2008

Buried in Beads!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008 12:34:31 PM »

That is beautiful!  I absolutly love the tail feathers, and the texture on the feet as well.  Great idea to use french knots for the comb too. 

I love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Looking to de-stash cross stitch magazines, particularly Cross Stitch Gold or New Stitches?  Please drop me a line!  I'd love to swap or buy some missing from my library!
smrfchic
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008 12:42:19 PM »

It's lovely! (And would go great in *my* kitchen!)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*~ Sadie ~*~
Oh, for corn's sake!
Nannetta
Ankh-Morpork Knitters' Guild - Section Roundworld
Offline Offline

Posts: 493
Joined: 04-Nov-2007


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008 01:54:03 PM »

Oh, wow! ~ it's absolutely gorgeous!! great stitching.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"I happen to believe in beauty without cruelty." - Gytha Ogg, whilst wearing her very own LIVE tomcat GREEBO for an evening at the opera.

i <3 wisting!
Muddlepud
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008 03:04:40 PM »

Ah, the details and all the colors! Very nice work!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Mama of two, eeking out a few creative hours a day.

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."  ~Pablo Picasso
Shop
Blog
Flickr
jazzhands
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008 04:59:29 PM »

This is gorgeous! I, too, would love this for my kitchen. The tail feathers are my favorite part -- they look velvety. Where did you find the pattern??
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Terracruz
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008 07:26:10 PM »

That's some fabulous stitching!!!!!
Nice job! I bet it was well received!!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Terra
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 29501
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008 07:50:05 PM »

That is absolutely amazing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Aquilla da Hun
Offline Offline

Posts: 244
Joined: 11-Jan-2008

Mommys Little Monsters


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008 05:34:58 AM »

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments! I was so excited to post because its really my first big stitching project.

My favorites are the tail feathers...that part of the piece really thick. And the comb, I now can say I can do french knots with ease.

When I first was looking for the rooster. I went to google images and just searched rooster. Then I went more specific. Wanting to stay more 'french-country' style. I searched for french rooster. ohhhh lala. And I found this image:
http://blueridgeheatingandair.com/images/French_Country_Rooster.jpg

I just printed it out and traced a simple outline. The rest is history.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.  ~Jack London

Our bodies are our gardens, -to which our wills are gardeners!   ~William Shakespeare
grendelsmom
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008 08:11:04 AM »

Wow, that is just gorgeous.  You did fine, fine work!  Love the knots for the comb and the tailfeathers too!  I would love to see more pics if you get the chance to post them.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Ceramic Artist John Cheer
Meet Handcrafted Soap Artist La Shonda Tyree
How to Crochet a Boa Flower Scarf Part 2/2
How to Crochet a Boa Flower Scarf Part 1/2
How to Crochet a Snowflake Part 2/2
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Molded Hot Glue
More Amazing Matchboxes
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.