A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Check out the current Craft Swaps available!
Total Members: 315,576
Currently Running With Scissors:
203 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Otterlock and Hedgejohn  (Read 4286 times)
Tags for this thread: crayon_tinting , doctor_who , tardis , john_watson , bbc , embroidery , sherlock_holmes  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
Basically, I have two speeds. Hostile or smart-alek. Your choice.
Offline Offline

Posts: 137
Joined: 18-Jan-2011

View Profile WWW
« on: June 21, 2012 08:07:39 AM »

I learned not long ago that you can color an embroidery piece simply with crayons (ALWAYS use Crayola). You color your piece before you embroider it.

Then you iron it, colored side down on a piece of paper. Doing this protects your iron, board, and fabric. The excess wax will then be transferred onto the paper. After that, I rinsed it with cold water and got this result:

For you Sherlockians, you'll immediately know who these fellow are. The original design is NOT MINE, but I thought it was so dang cute, that I just had to put it on fabric! Since I would color it, I re-sketched it on paper first, just to see where the shading and what-not would be.

Here we have the finished project:

Stitches used-- stem (my favorite), back, and french knots. Just a note: The colors will fade (as you can see). If you really want the color to show through, I suggest you color more than one layer.

Now we wait for 2013, when we learn how Sherlock survived Reichenbach...But we Wholocks know what really happened: The TARDIS appeared on top of the roof and out stepped the Doctor and had the Tessalecta take Sherlock's place. The End (I wish).

My next embroidery project hint: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... GERONIMO!

"Quitting something...And doing something...Both have the same meaning. They are accomplishments. The two necessary items are sincerity and action."
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012 12:58:30 PM »

I'm in love! That is so cute!

2013..I think I'm going to go mad waiting for the next season.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. -Ernest Hemingway
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012 04:42:21 PM »

good job
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 38538
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012 06:30:54 AM »

That is fab, the tinting is perfect.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Green Tomato Pie
@Home This Weekend: Door Decor
June 20, 2019 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands