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Topic: A new crocheted sculpture: Pierrot Clown  (Read 2479 times)
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meekssandygirl
« on: June 28, 2010 10:58:48 AM »

I have always loved Pierrot clowns, and wanted to create something new that wasn't jewelry lol!

Made from cashmere yarn, a classic Pierrot clown frolicking on a light turquoise star covered ball. For the stars I used a silk yarn so they have a kind of metallic shimmer to them. Stands about 8 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide at the widest point.

Free formed the whole thing, getting the proportions correct was a little tricky Smiley



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Arryl
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010 11:07:49 AM »

You're very talented!  How did you get it to say upright?  I love the color of the ball, and the stars.
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meekssandygirl
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010 11:12:58 AM »

Thank you Smiley

He is stuffed with polyfil, and his legs have pipe cleaners in them so they will stay bent.

Also the angle in which I sewed the legs to the hips helps them to stay up too.
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spidermom
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010 11:27:26 AM »

absolutely gorgeous!  hitting this rocks!
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milksmom
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010 12:18:25 PM »

Awesome~
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Fringey
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010 02:41:50 PM »

Awesome! The gesture is excellent and I love the turquoise ball with the black and white.
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tarr0011
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011 04:38:42 PM »

I have to ask you about the stars for that globe. What a lovely piece by the way! I love those clowns. Remind me of my mom.

a couple of times this year, I've had to make stars, and was stumped both times. I ended up pulling it off like this:

magic loop with 15 sc - connect with ss
*sc 3 across, ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc,
turn, sc dec, turn, sc, ss, FO*

I did the same thing from * to * with each "spike," but I had to tuck in so many dang strings, it took forever for one tiny star!!

Do you have some trick for this?

You have been such an inspiration to me, but the way!!! Your work encouraged me to do quite a bit of free-form crochet, and it is defintely my favorite.
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meekssandygirl
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011 06:29:10 AM »

Aw thanks for your kind words.

I agree, all those strings would be a big pain to work with. This is how I do a star:

ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc, ch 5, sl st in 2n ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, skip sc, sl st to next sc, repeat 4 times around.

 You might have to steam press as the points want to curl sometimes, if they do curl too much, what you could do is ch 6 instead of 5, and sl st in the 3rd ch from hook and see if that works better Smiley

Hope this helps Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011 06:49:08 AM »

Wow! I love how seemingly effortless and elegant his posture is! And how seemingly effortless you can come up with a sculpture like this Grin
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tarr0011
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011 11:09:25 AM »

gosh, you're the best!! thanks so much meekssandygirl!!
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