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« on: October 31, 2009 09:50:52 AM »

First off, I apologize profusely if this is not the right spot for this.  I used a needle and couldn't think of anywhere else.  I did see some other felt pieces so I went ahead and posted it here.  I don't feel like it has a leg to stand on compared to some of these beautiful embroidered and cross stitched pieces.  But here goes..

I made this for a swap and am pretty new to the whole stitching scene but was very happy with how this one turned out.  It is constructed of craft felt.  Everything was stitched by hand.  It is in a 5 x 7 inch frame to give size perspective.  I reused an ugly plastic gold frame that I had and just painted it black and then sanded a little bit off and then put two coats of polyurethane on top.



This was a little bit of teaser for my partner but it shows a closeup of the stitches and the different layers of felt. 


 Cheesy  Happy Halloween!   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009 10:00:36 AM »

Oh Oh Oh, it is wonderful!  I so want to try something similar now.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009 10:14:25 AM »


I love your little creation, the stitching on his jacket looks wonderful.
Thanks for the idea... I can't wait to try this.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009 10:37:56 AM »

Cooooooool.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009 10:50:50 AM »

This is great... 'Jack Skellington is for life, not just for Halloween   Cheesy...not sure if the US had a similar advert for silly people buying their kids puppies for christmas then trading them come January!!!

The pink background really adds to it.

...and i love that Dee-lite song
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009 10:53:48 AM »

wow, great job!! I hate cutting felt cause it gets stretched out sometimes but this looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009 11:16:07 AM »

I love this! Jack Skellington is totally rad.
Now I want to try something like that.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009 08:56:10 AM »

This is so awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009 10:38:48 AM »

I really really really LOVE this! You did a great job!

Did you draw it yourself of did you use an existing picture to work from?

Beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2009 11:15:43 AM »

Did you draw it yourself of did you use an existing picture to work from?

I used an image from google images, printed it, cut each piece out separately that I needed for the different layers (lapel of coat, collar, bat tie, body, eye shape...)
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009 04:25:11 PM »

Wow, i am totally in love with this! great job on all the stitching to make the stripes on the jacket
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009 05:24:14 PM »

That is so freaking cool I can't stand it!.  I love the layers of felt and the stitching, it truly makes him stand out.

And I'm really glad to see you used craft felt to such great effect.  I've wanted to work with it but I was afraid it was too flimsy (I have heavy hands when I stitch).  I can't use wool felt due to allergies, so I feel more confident about trying some projects with felt after seeing your wonderful Jack.

Terrific job!
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009 05:54:40 PM »

trust me guys, my jack portait is the coolest felt thing ive ever recieved!!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009 05:54:54 PM »

awesome!!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009 06:48:17 PM »

OMG! I LOVE THIS!! I must make one after I'm done with the swap I'm involved in now.
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2009 08:35:18 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2009 06:17:30 PM »

I love it! The layers are way cool and you could do tons of different things like that. Awesome idea.
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2009 04:08:31 PM »

That is fantastic! I love the look of the layering in the close-up photo - makes me wish I could see it in real life, because I bet it looks even more effective when you get the full impact of the texture.
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2009 04:19:33 PM »

This is really fantastic!
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