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NEEDLEWORK => Needlework: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Abbeeroad on March 04, 2017 05:41:47 AM



Title: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 04, 2017 05:41:47 AM
After I completed my Eleven hoop (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451695.0) I immediately knew I wanted to make something in the same style for myself. I've been on a bit of a Star Wars kick lately (Rogue One was SO GOOD!), and with Carrie Fisher's recent passing, stitching Leia (not in the metal bikini) almost had to be done. After hunting down the perfect image (harder than it seems), I came up with this:



I started with this image (http://breogan.deviantart.com/art/SW-Project-Princess-Leia-49608736), added the banner and printed at high contrast for transfer.



Once I finished stitching the portrait, I still felt like something was missing and added the flowers based this free download (http://www.grafficalmuse.com/?p=1356).



I attempted to use this tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359164.0) to finish the back, but it did not come out nearly as professional. Don't mind my wonky lines. My new walking foot is still attached to my machine and I was too lazy to switch it out.



Overall I'm really happy with the end result, and it's all for me!!



Thanks for looking. :)


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 04, 2017 07:36:47 AM
It came out beautifully!  I adore the addition of the flowers.  They really add to the sense of humor and fun. 


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: Acadian Driftwood on March 04, 2017 10:02:14 AM
Ahh it's glorious! I think you picked the perfect flower frame for her.


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 04, 2017 06:27:41 PM
Oh, it was so worth all the work you put into planning it! Fantastic, so much expression in the face, it's absolutely perfect. The flowers are a great foil for all her warrior princess sass.

I don't think the back really matters since it will be hung up but if you want to finish it that way it is a nice touch.But it's hard to sew a loose circle to a tight hooplah, I think I've bled as much as with a needle felting project every time I've tried it. Très pokey, ouch.

I do backings a bit differently than the tute you linked. I'm sure I learned this here on Craftster but can't find it now so this is a link to another tutorial on using foil to press a perfect circle of fabric:
https://thefabricheart.wordpress.com/tag/circle-tutorial/
If needed to get the fabric to behave I lace up the backing tight like this but round instead of square:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=335956.0
And I pin the circle on before stitching or it moves all over the place.

Here's another back gather that I think looks good without a circle of fabric to cover it:
https://hell2breakfast.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/325/

Totally unnecessary but we're crazy, ha!


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: photographedcraft on March 04, 2017 08:42:21 PM
Love this! The flowers are an excellent touch, and a nice colorful contrast to the black and white stitch work.


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: kittykill on March 05, 2017 06:11:04 AM
Love this so hard.


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: lindyv321 on March 05, 2017 02:55:24 PM
This so rocks!


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: pottermouth on March 05, 2017 05:29:48 PM
Best hoop in the universe!


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: calixita on March 05, 2017 11:34:21 PM
beautiful work!!  I'm so envious of your embroidery skills and I applaud your subject and the feminist sentiment!


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: Abbeeroad on March 06, 2017 06:25:56 AM
Thanks all!! :)

CLM - yes, why is it so hard to get the circle tight?? It ends up looking like it's just floating there, lol. I will have to try one of the other tutes you provided, thanks! My circle is only so wonky because of the walking foot, I swear! ;)


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: Amazon_warrior on March 06, 2017 10:48:24 AM
Great image and the flowers are a brilliant addition!  And for YOU!  Even better!  :D


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: fatewineroses on March 06, 2017 04:04:45 PM
Abbeeroad - I LOVE this so hard. Hits me in all the feels. Just superb. The back of a hoop is always a pain. There are so many different ways to finish off a hoop...but in the end it is the front that matters.


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 06, 2017 06:50:27 PM
This really is terrific. I love the flower style mixed with the blackwork :)


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: roler on March 08, 2017 11:54:27 PM
Fantastic!!  I just pinned this.  I love everything about this. :)


Title: Re: Rebel Scum Leia Hoop
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on March 09, 2017 11:30:25 AM
I love this a lot.