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« on: August 15, 2008 12:37:26 PM »

I'm talking, of course, about the amazing Terry Pratchett books. He's always been my favourite author, so here is my tribute to his books:

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I think this is the best thing I've ever made, and it took a lot of work to create! One large sea turtle, four small elephants, and the disc itself. The turtle is bulky weight acrylic, the elephants are worsted weight acrylic, and the disc is cotton (I thought it would be stiffer and less likely to stretch out or sag... so far so good, but I am ready with the spray starch should the need arise to stiffen it later!)

For more background info and more pics, see my blog post 

Oh and I spent a loooong time getting all the continents etc in the right positions and colours, but the Discworld is not my copyright so please don't ask me for a tutorial or pattern!

I hope you like it! Please leave me comments if you do! xx

UPDATED: Terry has seen the pics of my Discworld! And I have written up some more detail about how I made the Disc. More details in another blog post! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008 12:44:54 PM »

I don't know what discworld is, but I do know that THIS ROCKS!
I love the construction of the sea-turtle, and the little elephants are super-cute.

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008 12:47:15 PM »

OMG it's Atuin! This really rocks!
Discworld is the best thing since sliced bread - I've read like half the books.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008 12:48:07 PM »

I don't know what discworld is, but I do know that THIS ROCKS!
I love the construction of the sea-turtle, and the little elephants are super-cute.
I agree 100%!

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008 12:52:44 PM »

Oh MY GOD!!!!!  Shocked I have every book and lots and lots of the collectors stuff. But nothing is as good as this!
that must have took ages to make but well worth it.

My advice- never take it to a discworld convention- they won't let you out with it!!!

« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008 12:53:47 PM »

wow!  that's it, just wow.  oh yeah, and i hit this rocks!

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008 01:01:38 PM »

I can't even imagine the hours that went into both the planning and the execution of this project, but I can tell you they must have been worth it. This is extraordinary! I've meant to check out the Discworld series for a while, and this is just the push I needed to convince me.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008 01:03:21 PM »

Wow, this is great, you.ve captured it just right

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008 01:06:54 PM »

WOW! I'm stunned! amazing work! its really really beautiful Cheesy
this rocks!

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008 01:10:22 PM »

OH MY OH-GOD! (lol). I've only read a few of his books - Hogfather, Colour of Magic, Wee Free Men, and a few others - but he's absolutely one of my favorite authors. This. Is. Amazing!!!!!!!

And so well done! Not that I know a lot about amigurumi, or any of the fiber arts for that matter, but it's mind-blowingly . . . everything. Just . . . wow.

He has a blog somewhere, if you haven't seen it. Ah yes, here it is: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MID=367137231&MemberId=3936087935
You should really send him a pic of this! (though if you do, make sure to tell him not to put it up on his blog if you don't want it there).

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