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Topic: "The Pandorica Opens" - Doctor Who Embroidery  (Read 32424 times)
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« on: May 17, 2011 05:07:57 AM »

I've recently taken part in the Doctor Whoopla Swap, and when my partner said she loved the Eleventh Doctor (my fave too!), and enjoyed the 'Vincent and the Doctor' episode, I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch for her - "The Pandorica Opens", from the series finale.

I've always toyed with the idea of stitching up a Van Gogh picture, and this was the perfect opportunity to do something like it. The background is dark blue velvet, because as Vincent says, the sky isn't dark and black and without character, it's deep blue!  I did lots of seed stitches on it, to incorporate it and create a midground. The hoop is a 5" one.

Doctor Whoopla The Pandorica Opens (1) by Purple Heather, on Flickr

The explosion is long and short stitch/soft shading, very directional, with lots of colour blending - I really enjoyed playing with the colours. As well as yellow and orange, there's brown, and flecks of pink and green. I did it all freehand, no tracing or outlines, and I don't think it's an exact copy of the prop, more my take on it, but it's a pretty faithful interpretation. For the original, see here.

Doctor Whoopla The Pandorica Opens (2) by Purple Heather, on Flickr

The TARDIS is felt, with a paper door sign, which was a pest to stitch because it is so tiny!

Doctor Whoopla The Pandorica Opens (3) by Purple Heather, on Flickr

For huge pictures, see my flickr set page.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 05:12:54 AM »

If this doesn't rock, then I don't know what does!
This is amazing! I have ZERO embroidery skills, and this is most definitely some talent!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011 06:12:29 AM »

i am blown away!  this is INCREDIBLE!!  as a dr who fan with that also being one of my favorite episodes, i am immediately wisting Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 06:16:18 AM »

Awesome Job!!

I did my take on this for the Doctor Whoopla swap too.  I love how yours turned out
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 06:28:34 AM »

love the rich colors!

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 06:39:14 AM »

This is so lush and gorgeous- love the texture of your stitches!

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 06:53:55 AM »

This is amazing!  I was so busy hitting "This Rocks" and wisting that I forgot to leave a comment the first time through!  Absolutely amazing work!

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011 07:09:35 AM »

Beautiful work! I love the way you blended the colors to get the texture of a VanGogh. (I've actually been wanting to try a VanGogh embroidery, too, since seeing the Doctor Who episodes with him.)
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011 08:50:54 AM »

It has a 3D effect to it, so cool.  Stitching on the blue velvet was a nice touch.  Great mix of floss colors and texture!

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