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Topic: Bunka World of Warcraft Raptor Mount Embroidery (phew!)  (Read 3604 times)
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« on: December 08, 2010 02:26:18 PM »

OKAY. This has been sitting atop stuff for a bit now, but my camera had no batteries *shame*.
I'm an avid WoW player (CATACLYSM WOO) and recently had some half-assorted Japanese Bunka embroidery kits given to me.
Bunka embroidery, in case you're wondering, is Japanese punchneedle, except it's more like painting with the floss than making little dots. The stuff you can do is insane with it, and it's been referred to as "oil painting with thread".
Anyway, these kits contained lots of the rayon floss, the tools, and the cloth, but no instructions (except for one). So what do I do? I want to practice and play with it.
But I don't pick something small, no. I pick my first raptor mount from WoW (omg that was years ago...).
For reference, though not exact, http://static.wowhead.com/uploads/screenshots/normal/70894.jpg
So I drew a light sketch on the fabric in an embroidery hoop and embroidered it with the closest matching colours I had in my new stash.
Not all the colours match, there's not much shading because there's not much variant, and the raptor's not perfect (I got carried away and put his horn too far down and altered his head) BUT I rather like it! My stitching's a bit off as well, but it's my first time and I kinda had to teach myself, so.
What do you guys think?

A closer pic of the stitching. There's gaps but I was aiming to get the length right. Stitches are supposed to be anywhere from a quarter inch to an inch, and it's essentially a "colour by spaces" thing.

It's 8.5 inches in diameter, so pretty big I guess. I really like it but I'm not sure what to do with it :/ I don't want to frame it, to me that's a waste of a hoop (for this at least) and I like the feel of the stitches. I'd rather have it be useful in some way. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010 02:37:49 PM »

very cool! you should make him into a pillow.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010 02:41:13 PM »

Thank you! And ooooh that's a good idea! I'll totally see if I can secure the stitch-backs more so I can do that Cheesy <3
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010 02:44:06 PM »

o_O that's a pretty impressive first try! That looks excellent!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010 03:03:57 PM »

ooh this looks great! He would look pretty cool as a pillow...one thing I like to do to secure stitches I'm afraid will fall out or get some good use is iron heat n' bond over the back and then iron some extra fabric over the other side of the heat n bond that way it can still be used and the stitches wont move.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010 06:20:20 PM »

I'm so glad! And heat n' bond's a good idea, thank you! Now I kinda want to make a series of them haha, as kickass pillows.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010 06:47:13 PM »

That is awesome! I've got a shot of my main on her blue proto-drake that I've been wanting to embroider, but it's seemed too daunting a project. I think I may have to get on it now  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010 08:02:20 PM »

VERY cool and impressive! I knew exactly what it was when I saw the thumbnail! CATACLYSM, WOO!
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010 08:56:18 PM »

that is absolutely fantastic! i love the vibrant colours.
and yay for cata - i am so excited to get my pally to 85!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010 02:45:30 PM »

That's so great! So much texture.
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