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Topic: Dementor vs. Patronus  (Read 9695 times)
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« on: February 21, 2012 05:54:20 PM »

For this Silhouette themed Hoopla swap my partner ( much like myself ) is a Harry Potter fan. She had this great image from 9gag.com  ( I think the original artist is "redbubble" or something like that) on her pinterest page and I instantly knew that this is what I wanted to do.


I struggled at first with how to get the right dementor robe texture, but I grabbed a bunch of spare fabric and ripped it up in to tiny rags with frayed edges. I then twisted and bunched them up and sewed them on filling in the space.  I was really pleased with how this technique worked as it was kind of a " what'll happen if I do this!!!?" kind of idea.



I really like how it turned out, it kind of has a really rough feel to it, but also presents a lot of possibilities. I approach my hoopla's less like a craft and more like an art piece, so from that angle and for me, this is an awesome artistic texture technique... Maybe not textbook "the right way to stitch" but hey it works for me.

and may I just simply say: EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012 06:26:01 PM »

This is awesome! I would never have thought to do that! It looks like you filled in smaller bits of the dementor with satin stitch or some other filler.  Or is it all fabric?
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012 07:16:25 PM »

Some of it is stitching but the black fabric I used was ribbed, so it kind of looks like stitching as well.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012 10:53:24 PM »

This is awesome! I love the texture you created! I just might have to try this sometime Smiley Too cool!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012 01:42:04 AM »

WOW! That is amazingly beautiful!!! The texture you used makes it even more amazing..gotta hit "this rocks"!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012 07:04:02 AM »

That is all kinds of awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012 07:42:01 AM »

this made me go "oooooo" when I saw it - super cool texture, I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012 12:38:39 AM »

gosh, I have such a huge craftster crush on you! All your work is so mindblowing. As a huge HP fan I am sooo in love with this, and I have pinned it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012 12:58:06 AM »

So freaking cool!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012 02:38:51 PM »

amazing! the best things happen when we say "I wonder what would happen if I ..."  Smiley
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