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Topic: Fox & Owl Felt Embroidery  (Read 8303 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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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012 01:22:23 PM »

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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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012 06:22:40 AM »

I love them!  Going off the hoop is great, the detail is great - I guess everything is great!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012 07:24:35 AM »

They are beautiful - what a creative idea!
You always make such awesome stuff  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012 08:07:11 AM »

OhMyGod the fox is my favorite! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012 09:50:04 AM »

Thanks, everyone! Cheesy So many warm fuzzies right now, lol, thank you all so much!
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012 03:19:06 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2012 05:22:31 PM »

Well done! They really draw you in! (and I like that they come out of the hoop as well)
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012 11:23:09 PM »

Wow! Just...wow!  Those eyes are mesmerizing!
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2012 06:47:55 AM »

These are amazing. Your partner must be thrilled.
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2012 08:26:20 AM »

She made these for me and they are by far the most creative hoops on my wall.  They are so vivid and realistic looking..The whole package was amazing but I think these are just so creative.  Thanks again and great job;)

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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2012 01:33:52 PM »

these are fantastic!  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2012 06:18:32 PM »

She made these for me and they are by far the most creative hoops on my wall.  They are so vivid and realistic looking..The whole package was amazing but I think these are just so creative.  Thanks again and great job;)

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It was my pleasure! I am so glad you like them! Cheesy

And more thanks to everyone, I really appreciate all the kind words! Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2012 11:31:57 PM »

OMG - those are so beautiful.  I LOVE them!
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2012 06:32:40 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2012 06:25:12 PM »

These are unbelievable! I would love to hang these on my wall!
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2012 08:12:30 AM »

Truly inspiring.  Thanks so much for sharing!
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2012 02:55:26 AM »

 Smiley I love these! So clever, using the hoops, and I love the way the felt extends past the frame.
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2012 05:51:25 AM »

These are amazing! So brilliant!
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2012 11:40:26 AM »

More thanks, guys!

And man, thanks to everyone who rocked this &/or sweets4ever for helping me make it into the featured projects! I was just talking to my mom last night that I didn't expect to get a project there anytime soon! lol Oh my, I'm so excited & fluttery & gracious right now, wow! Shocked
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2012 06:18:19 AM »

those are so incredible!!!!  the details is just amazing. LOVE owls and foxes!
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012 09:37:44 AM »

So beautiful! I love the use of the oval hoops, too! I always see those and can never think of what I'd ever use them for. Very creative.
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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2012 02:47:38 PM »

Like everyone else has said above me, I really love that you extended these off of the hoop. I also love the stitching in and around the eyes, particularly on the owl. Great work!
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