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Topic: My First Hoopla - Calvin and Hobbes!  (Read 6907 times)
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« on: September 08, 2011 02:26:10 PM »

I'm excited about embroidery! In July I learned a handful of stitches from Acadian Driftwood, and immediately started this project - she even lent me the hoop. Here it is in all its glory: I give you Calvin and Hobbes.



Here's the image I took it from, part of the header in the sunday comics from the Burlington Free Press. I LOVE the comics - they're what made getting up for school nearly bearable.



I enlarged it by hand (from ~3" to about 8") using a grid technique I learned in high school:



Here it is all stitched in, waiting for color. I used back stitch and a bit of satin stitch.



And then I added color. I think filling in the stripes on Hobbes helped me build character. Roll Eyes I took a lot of process pics along the way, just in case I didn't like what I ended up with after a certain stage. This was pretty much all satin stitch, and for the background at the end I used seed stitch. I thankfully am quite happy with the end result.





And the back:



Thanks for looking! C&C welcome.
I hope I did you proud, Acadian Driftwood Grin


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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011 02:36:30 PM »

AMAZING! You did a fantastic job!!! Hooray Calvin and Hobbes!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011 03:00:13 PM »

STOP IT! That looks AWESOME!!! Great job, your stitching rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011 03:36:16 PM »

I love this! I saw the thumbnail and immediately thought of our ATC Calvin and Hobbes exchange. So cool! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011 03:57:12 PM »

oh.

my.

goodness.

this is EPIC-ly awesome!!!  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011 05:11:25 PM »

This rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011 05:15:47 PM »

Aw, so cute!!! <3  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011 05:53:31 PM »

That is just fantastic! I love Calvin & Hobbes so much -- and your stitching is great! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011 06:02:24 PM »

One would never guess you're a beginner!  Great work!  And your character building paid off.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011 10:43:39 PM »

this is beyond awesome! there is no way that you are a beginner- your stitches are impeccable! Calvin and Hobbes FTW
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