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« on: August 24, 2010 09:21:39 AM »



This is the first time I did tapestry crochet, and I made Audrey Hepburn for my partner I Sew Cute in the FOC Wist swap! Audrey is my favorite actress, and one of I Sew Cutes favorite actresses!


I decided to line the back with mushroom fabric, because I hated how messy the crochet came out of the back! Lol

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And since I didnt actually measure it, here is a pic of it with I Sew Cutes daughter for size comparison!


This is the first tapestry crochet Ive ever done, and I will definitely recommend if you want to do tapestry crochet, practice on something little first, like a dishcloth! There are far less tears when you have to frog 30 rows 2 times of a dishcloth, rather than 30 rows 2 times on an Audrey Hepburn blanket!

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010 09:27:12 AM »

Wow!  this rocks!!  Your swap partner is so lucky!
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 10:30:01 AM »

Awesome!!!!  I love the back lining idea as well!  So how long did this take you all together (or would you rather not count....Smiley)?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 10:31:58 AM »

This is truly awesome, Val!!! I can't imagine how much work it was, but wow!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010 10:40:45 AM »

Wow!  I've never done anything of this magnitude, I can't imagine how stressed out I would be lol. Was it difficult to put a liner on it?
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010 10:47:25 AM »

Thanks guys! For the most part, I put about 2 hours a night for about a month, then I had to do a ton of frogging!! That happened right before I got really sick, and spent about 6 straight sick days working on it.
The lining was actually super easy to put on, and really helped pull it together as far as some really uneven sides on the afghan itself goes! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010 11:05:27 AM »

wow--this is totally awesome!  I think it is the first time I have seen this type of crochet, so thanks for the info and links as well!

It turned out wonderful--and I bet lining it helps also to keep it strong and safe for many many years!

Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010 11:16:40 AM »

Ahhhh I love it! Audrey is amazing of course... quite a beautiful blanket... I like the idea of lining it! Did you sew the lining and if you did.. was it hand sewn or machine? Did the machine take the crocheted part ok? Terrific job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010 11:19:53 AM »

Thank you! Cheesy
I sewed the lining using my sewing machine, and it went through actually really smoothly!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010 01:05:28 PM »

THAT IS GORGEOUS!  I have a friend who would die for that.  I really like the idea of lining it with fabric.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010 02:09:25 PM »

It came out great! Love it!
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010 02:12:52 PM »

You guys are making me blush! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010 02:41:28 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! It really turned out great and I envy I Sew Cute for being the lucky receiver!
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010 05:11:38 PM »

sooooooo frickin AWESOME!!!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010 06:19:24 PM »

Very cool, I've been wanting to try tapestry crochet myself. I also like the lining and am happy to hear it went through the sewing machine well.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010 11:53:17 PM »

It's amazing!
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010 03:32:14 AM »

It's stunning! Wow. I definitely want to do something like this one day, so thanks for the tip (start small). Frogging that much work is no fun...
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2010 09:44:05 AM »

Awesome! I've been wanting to try tapestry for awhile now but I have 4 gift projects on my list right now and one of them is overdue by several months. Anyway, do you have any pointers on the fabric backing process? I'm not a seamstress but I like the idea a lot. I have access to a sewing machine but I've actually never used it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2010 10:32:19 AM »

This is fantastic!  I am gearing up to try my first tapestry project and I  know I should start small but am attempting a largish project as a birthday gift. I have a question though: did you carry the 2 strand ALL the way through or did you break thread?
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2010 12:26:07 PM »

Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely love this! My little sis would steal this for sure (better tell I Sew Cute to keep it locked up tight, heh, heh  Wink )
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010 12:53:40 PM »

This is fantastic!  I am gearing up to try my first tapestry project and I  know I should start small but am attempting a largish project as a birthday gift. I have a question though: did you carry the 2 strand ALL the way through or did you break thread?
I carried the strand though the face parts, but on the sides where its all pink, I would just drop the black. before I attempt this kind of project again, I'm going to get a magnifying glass! I kept getting lost in the blocks, that was really where I had the hardest time. I can't wait to see your project!

Thanks again for all the fab comments guys! I've never had a project get this many comments, it's a huge confidence boost!
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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010 07:35:22 PM »

holy crap! this is fantastic! what a lucky partner!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2010 08:07:28 PM »

absolutely amazing! I can't believe you did an afghan for a swap, they take me 2-3 months! Love the color choice and she turned out perfect!
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2010 06:20:21 PM »

Yay! I'm so glad to see you've posted this as it's own thread!
It deserves awards really! I've added it to my favorite projects by other people, but since I used the pic with my DD in it, I got the automated craftster message. Thought you should know I love it still & my inlaws are amazed!  Wink

It's not locked up...but we're keeping it safe!  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2010 07:39:16 PM »

absolutely amazing! I can't believe you did an afghan for a swap, they take me 2-3 months! Love the color choice and she turned out perfect!
You should see what I got in return!!

Yay! I'm so glad to see you've posted this as it's own thread!
It deserves awards really! I've added it to my favorite projects by other people, but since I used the pic with my DD in it, I got the automated craftster message. Thought you should know I love it still & my inlaws are amazed!  Wink

It's not locked up...but we're keeping it safe!  Cheesy
I've never been one of anyone's favorite projects before, thank you! And I'm still so ridiculously thrilled that you liked it so much, I was so nervous! Let us know when make a topic for my amazing item!!!
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2010 09:44:09 AM »

DD keeps snagging it anytime I have my work room door unlocked. SHe says, 'it's mine mama...because it's pink! ...and I'm a girl!'
How can I argue with that?  Cheesy I just get it back when she's distracted & hang it back up over a screen I have in the craft room. (It looks so good in there with the poster of Audrey & the wall color to set it off I must say! Now I need cooler weather to enjoy the cozyness!)

I did make a post...in the polymer clay section with added behind the scenes photos of your nativity!  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2010 12:20:52 PM »

Conga-rats on the feature!  Wink

I just knew it was the Audrey blanket from the thumbnail photo on the home page!   Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2010 02:42:40 PM »

Yay! Thank you sweets! This is my first featured project!
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It's ammmaaaazing! what else can be said!? wow! Did you carry along the black with you the whole time?
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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2010 12:30:29 PM »

Pixieval, you are AMAZING!
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« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2010 03:08:36 PM »

Thank you guys so much!

tarr0011 - I carried the black most of the time, except when I knew I would be going a few rows without it, then I would drop it for a while.
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2010 08:18:52 PM »

Love, L-o-v-e, LOVE Audrey!  This is great, and I like the fabric border and backing.  Great idea!
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2010 10:36:59 PM »

Yay! Thank you sweets! This is my first featured project!

Thank me?  Thank you for posting it!!  Love!
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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2010 10:33:28 AM »

I love it and the back lining is a super idea.
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Stunning!!! I absolutely love this afghan! I have only been able to complete small tapestry projects, but this definitely inspires me to try something more challenging.
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« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2012 01:55:06 PM »

This is lovely! I might have to try this sometime. Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2012 01:18:41 PM »

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