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« on: September 27, 2012 08:45:15 AM »

Now that she's received it, I can post this project I made for my partner in the Whedonverse swap - a Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog embroidery triptych, with the three main characters and a quote from the show.  It's my first time doing a project like this; I've done cross stitch before, but that's about the limit of my embroidery experience.  This was originally meant to be mostly cross stitch, but I decided it would look better done a different way.

The silhouettes are cut out of vinyl and stitched down, then I embroidered around them.  I drew the words by hand on graph paper and transferred them to the fabric with transfer paper (which for the record, is not super effective on aida cloth - next time I'm using different fabric).  The lettering turned out surprisingly well, I was impressed with myself for how perfect it looked - then I mounted them in the frames and they got kinda weirdly stretched and don't look as straight anymore; I wish I'd done that part of it a little differently.  All in all though, I'm pretty proud of how this turned out.  And I want to make another one for myself!

Shots of each panel individually:

The design is based on this artwork (which sadly I do not know the source for):

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012 09:42:28 AM »

I know less than nothing about Dr Horrible, but I do know that these little embroidery projects are awesome!  I love how you combined the different textures - vinyl, aida, embroidery and cross stitch.  Well done and very imaginative!

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012 02:05:57 PM »

I second that. A very imaginative use of different fabrics and stitches. Very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012 06:58:55 PM »

brilliant!  I love Dr. Horrible and you did a fabulous job of this.  Great textures and stitching.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012 01:35:00 AM »

Love this - those frames are perfect for this piece and i love how you stitched the 'flashes' of colour behind the figures

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012 07:47:50 PM »

This pretty much rocks!

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