A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 303,140
Currently Running With Scissors:
602 Guests and 21 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Viking themed filet crochet  (Read 1690 times)
Tags for this thread: filet_crochet , viking  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Ruby Copperhead
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 4195
Joined: 11-Aug-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« on: February 16, 2011 09:23:06 AM »

This week, I finally finished the little Viking after having done the ship long ago, so now I can hang both in the kids' windows. I'm not really happy with how they turned out, but I'm glad I finished them. I'll let them hang around a while and decide about changing them later.

I made this ship for my son's Viking themed birthday party two years ago, and we used it, but something about the perspective of the sail bothers me. Now that it's in the window, it still bothers me, but on the other hand, a Viking dragon boat is a pretty cool thing to have in the window.

And here's Wickie, the little Viking from my kid's favourite TV show. Not very well known in the US, but I loved it when I was a kid, too, that's one amiable bunch of a Viking hoard Grin
I redid the helmet three times, and while I don't entirely love the horns on this one, the rest sort of works, so I left it at that. Really didn't want to do it again. Lots of other things that I redid when I worked it up. I left away some details I would have liked to include, like the scale pattern on his shirt, but it didn't come out well. Filet charting can only include so many details.

And this is the sticker on my kid's pencil jar that I used to make the pattern from. Would love to make Snorre, too, but not when he's looking cute, because he's usually fighting with someone Grin
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011 09:24:50 AM »

They look great to me! I'm working on some filet curtains for myself and it's a big project for sure!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 09:41:52 AM »

How did I know this would be yours? They look awesome. I think it would be especially cool to have anything Viking in one's window.

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011 09:56:50 AM »

That's adorable!  Is it OK to call a Viking adorable?  Wink

There's one in every family, and I'm an only child.
Maria Merlino
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

An Invitation to You to Explore My Work
Offline Offline

Posts: 1045
Joined: 22-Feb-2010

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 11:28:57 AM »

Hi Ruby Copperhead, As a fan of filet I must tell you that your work is great! Love it.  Grin

Take care,

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 11:51:08 AM »

I like it a lot - now I want a dragon boat in my window!  Grin (I loved Wickie too, when I was a child, but the book, I have never seen the films.)

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011 12:31:45 PM »

I'd never heard of Wickie before I went to Austria, did they play him in the US? Did they pronounce his name 'Vickie'?
Anyway, great job! I really like the boat. Smiley

*EDIT* Nevermind, I just looked at your profile and realized you're in Germany. That makes more sense.  Grin
« Last Edit: February 16, 2011 12:33:15 PM by glasstapper » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Ruby Copperhead
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 4195
Joined: 11-Aug-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011 12:40:34 PM »

I don't know how any of you could get the idea that Viking themed something could be related to me. Must be the mysterious ways in which female intuition works Grin Grin Grin
Wickie is totally adorable, the anime (yes, made in Japan after the Norwegian book) has an adorable character design all over. There's a German live action movie too, also adorable, but it's heavily based on the tv series, so I recommend seeing that one first.
I've seen videos on youtube calling him "Vickie the Viking" and he's "Bikke" in Japanese, but from what I've read somewhere, it was never on air in the US. But it's a childhood classic in Germany. Really timeless, my kids love it just as much as I did.
Thank you everyone for your nice words, but every time I see the flaws in these motifs, I want to redo them all over. I know I had a picture for the boat, but I didn't keep it, because the boat seems awfully high... probably a freighter?
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 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
Bob Drury: What Are You Reading?
Nancy Ohlin: What Are You Reading?
History in Five: Matthew Hart on the Evolution of Gold
Iscariot by Tosca Lee Trailer
Curl Up By The Fire With These Wonderful Holiday Books
Latest Blog Articles
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.