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« on: December 26, 2012 02:33:17 PM »

I recently made this for the Winter Semester of the HP Craftalong. I was just so happy with it that I wanted to post it here as well.
This is my first project post since I joined Craftster over a year ago. =)



I wanted to recreate what Harry sees in his teacup in the third book/movie. Reference image http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/File:Tea_leaves_1.jpg Obviously I took some artistic license with it but that's what makes it mine.

I used off-white felt, two colors of embroidery floss (dark gray and black) and a 4" embroidery hoop. The edge is colored with a gold paint pen. The entire thing is done in French knots which I learned for this project and had a lot of practice with too!

Hope you enjoy. Q&C welcome!
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Aquila
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012 02:44:50 PM »

Awesome! I didn't think tea leaves at first, but I recognized the grim almost instantly!
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Solitary Cricket
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012 02:58:12 PM »

Thanks!
I couldn't think of any other stitch that would get the same sort of look the tea leaves have...the French knots are a little big but that couldn't really be helped. At least not by my skills =)
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012 03:05:10 PM »

Very cool! I recognized this as soon as I saw it, and I'm not really a hardcore fan, nor had I read the subject line yet.  Smiley
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I wish Craftster had a thumbs up emoticon, this gets two!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013 03:50:33 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013 04:24:52 PM »

What a neat use of knots! This is cool whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013 07:10:48 AM »

Nice! The french knots are awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013 03:17:04 PM »

This is really beautiful. It's so simple & unusual. I love it.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2013 06:58:51 AM »

Ohhhh love it!! What a great idea for a hoop!
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