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« on: March 23, 2012 09:26:47 AM »



So I got a Kindle from my company as a 5 year work anniversary present (and then my job was eliminated. Damn.) and I needed a sleeve to protect my Kindle for flights and long car trips home to visit family. Ages ago I'd made an under the sea card holder for my sister ( ) and thought, heck, I loved making that, I'll make one on a grander scale for my Kindle sleeve!

Man, this black felt looks terrible in pictures, but I promise you, it looks fine in real life.



So we have some split stitch for the coral, fly and feather for the seaweed fronds, bullion knots for the sea anemones, french knots for the brain coral, detached chain for the yellow sea cucumbers and organically placed straight stitches for the teal and maroon...uh, coral/plant things. No idea what to call those. ^_^







On the back I made a little pocket for my clip-on light and then due to poor planning realized that the button for the felt strap that closes the top would have to be sewn to the pocket flap. Curses.

Anyways, I initially planned on adding a jellyfish to the open space on the right but as I was finishing this the night before we had to get up at 4am to catch a flight, I decided to leave that for later. ^_^

Thanks for looking and any tips on photographing black felt so it doesn't like all dusty and blown out would be appreciated. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012 09:41:29 AM »

This is awesome!  I love the colors you chose and your stitches look fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012 10:11:18 AM »

I love it! And I'd love to try and make it (looks like a good way to learn all those stitches). I think less light is the key with black felt. Try turning the flash off in a room with an overhead light maybe? Or maybe a lamp.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012 10:41:28 AM »

Looks really cool! I love seeing all those different stitches. The thread colors are all fab too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012 12:57:06 PM »

I love it! It really does look like a beautiful coral reef!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012 06:44:58 AM »

So pretty! I love all the different stitches, it creates such a great texture.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012 08:05:30 AM »

Thanks, peeps! And yeah, this was a great way to practice fly stitch, feather stitch and bullion knots as I default to split stitch probably too often. Smiley

@yarnynerd: I'll have to try that. I always assume that surely bright natural light is the best for taking pics, but maybe that just isn't true for this darn black felt. ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012 11:30:51 AM »

The lighting amount depends on what you're taking pictures of. It's a whole mess of stuff that has to do with colour and such that I'm sure my photography major friend can explain. I usually just play around with lighting until I get a good picture. I also use a white or light coloured sheet sometimes to make it a bit easier to get a good shot.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012 06:04:57 AM »

Awesome!! What a cool sleeve!!  I love all the colours Smiley 
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012 09:32:09 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the colors that you chose.
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