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« on: September 21, 2011 12:02:28 AM »

For the latest Hoopla round I was partnered with Pixiefirefly, and as soon as I saw her wist, I just knew I had to create this for her. So after a short internet search to find the right image and a few hours traipsing all over Bangkok to try and find just the right colors and about eleventy billion hours of stitching later, this is what emerged!


Originally I was going to use felt to create the iconic Yellow Submarine, but I changed my mind. I think that by using stitches instead of felt it gives the piece a ton of texture. Although I was cursing myself when I was up at 2 am trying to finish before the deadline and my hand was cramping Smiley





I used a combination of backstitch for the outline, and satin stitch, short and long stitch, and row upon row of split stitch for the filling stitches. I think all of the hard work was worth it, and I really love how it turned out. So much so that it was hard to part with it, but I know it has found a good home with Pixiefirefly.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011 01:47:09 AM »

This is amazing. Your work is beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011 02:29:24 AM »

Wow! that is something I would totally love to have in my house. You have far more patience than I have!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011 06:08:40 AM »

beautiful! i agree, the texture is wonderful! so glad you posted close-ups so i could admire it in detail!
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011 06:12:21 AM »

eleventy billion hours indeed!
gorgeous work, amazing dedication and mad skills  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 06:17:20 AM »

thank you for all of your kind comments spidermom, erica_tattoos, beki710 and airuhka!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011 07:44:09 AM »

Beautiful work!  I'm glad, too, that you posted close ups of the stitching - I can believe eleventy billion hours went into it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011 10:50:52 AM »

Love this! I think you made the right choice by skipping the felt, the texture on this is wonderful!
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011 01:52:36 PM »

It looks amazing on my wall!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011 09:08:30 PM »

Thank you capnstubtooth and Homerof2!!

I am so glad you like it Pixiefirefly! I would love to see how it looks with the rest of your collection  Smiley
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