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« on: March 15, 2012 09:22:58 AM »

I made this hoop for the silhouette/negative space round of the Hoopla.

My original idea was to try to do a sunset type of look with grasses as a black silhouette against it. I putz'd around with different fabrics but couldn't get the sunset to look quite right so I headed back to the store and found this black and grey striped fabric. I decided to flip my original idea and do a black sunset-looking background with a bright silhouette against it.

The pattern was inspired by a similar design in a crewel book that I have. I used a bunch of stitches including; back, frenk knot, split, chain and stem.





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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012 09:25:21 AM »

ooo, that looks so neat!  the yellow looks great against the gray stripes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012 09:34:46 AM »

love the whole concept of this hoop!  and, your chain stitches are lovely  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012 10:14:15 AM »

Love this!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012 10:37:47 AM »

Just lovely in its simplicity. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012 11:25:47 AM »

It is beautiful; it reminds me of the sky before it rains, and the grasses are so well done.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012 12:06:09 PM »

It is beautiful; it reminds me of the sky before it rains, and the grasses are so well done.

Oh yeah! It does look kind of stormy doesn't it Smiley?

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012 07:41:22 AM »

so so beautiful.  Yay for the good accident of the black and grey fabric, I think it took you somewhere special and unique with this colour story.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012 05:38:46 PM »

This is just beautiful! I love it but then, I love all your stitch projects! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012 06:43:12 PM »

This is just beautiful! I love it but then, I love all your stitch projects! Smiley
^I agree!  Cheesy
I love the fabric choice!
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012 06:42:41 AM »

How did I miss this? It's so pretty! I love the golden grass against the fabric.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012 02:14:09 AM »

It's simple and beautiful. The contrasting colours are nice.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012 09:54:16 PM »

It's so lovely in it's simplicity. The colors make such a striking piece.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2012 07:51:00 AM »

I believe I have this very same crewel book and have wanted to do something similar.  I just couldn't figure out what to use the pattern with.  I would never have thought of a printed fabric.  Now I am and it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. 

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012 03:16:56 AM »

The fabric was an inspired choice. It looks beautiful and very stylish.
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012 05:54:05 AM »

Thank you!!

booglass - I'm anxious to find some time for the other patterns in the book. Looking forward to seeing what you create!
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2012 08:05:22 AM »

LimeRiot - I am headed home today and plan to look through the book in hopes of putting together a pattern. 

I have two good reasons - a) I am working on a huge project that is going to take forever and I need a break b) I would like a small project for an upcoming trip.  I'll be on a train for 30 hours. 

I think I may use fabric from an old button up shirt from Mr. Boo.

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