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Topic: Fox & Owl Felt Embroidery  (Read 6651 times)
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« on: June 03, 2012 11:05:51 AM »

I made these for my wonderful partner thehappycrochetchic in the Foxy Hooters Swap! She had mentioned having a hoopla wall she was always looking to add to & I was totally struck by the inspiration for these while I was researching foxes & owls.

One thing I really loved about the faces of the foxes & owls, is the intensity of their eyes & how much there is when you look into them, & I really wanted to capture that intensity with both in one piece. This is my first time working with felt for embroidery, but I thought being able to extend beyond the confines of the hoop itself would make it more dramatic. I added the embroidered embellishments to help add character & use the colors to tie them together. Stitches used are satin, stem, outline, french knots, blanket & whip stitch.

Without further ado, fox & owl felt hooplas!


Detail of the great horned owl half!


Detail of the red fox half!


I hope you enjoy them, C&C always welcomed! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012 11:30:04 AM »

I love, love, love these hoops!  You totally captured the intensity of the eyes and extending them off the hoops makes them all the more realistic....wow!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012 12:54:31 PM »

These are so unique and pretty. Well done. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012 01:21:56 PM »

They are so amazing! Very unique and special!!

(I liked the other things you sent too, I saw the post this week. Great job!!)
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Stunning! It's like they're looking in from a portal in another world.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012 01:42:12 PM »

Those are just fantastic! I love the composition -- so cool!
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012 04:58:43 PM »

I really like the way the design extends beyond the hoop. It's a great use of space.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012 08:22:09 PM »

Wow! These are really, REALLY striking!
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012 08:40:44 PM »

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! Cheesy Of the swap projects I've done, these were definitely one of the hardest to send away, I'm definitely going to need to make another pair for myself. lol

Jamian, I hadn't seen the portal idea before, but they do kind of look like that, don't they? Peeping through from some fantastic spirit world or something like that, I love that way of looking at them! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012 03:20:14 AM »

These are beautiful - they really pop out. Fantastic!
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