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.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, it's time to show off your TREE!  Show off your flocking and garland with us this year.
Total Members: 319,830
Currently Running With Scissors:
179 Guests and 4 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: "Not just thread" Penny Farthing  (Read 1347 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: March 14, 2013 10:04:09 AM »

For Embroidery Hoopla Round 9, my partner twisted5whispers had a request for a penny-farthing: an antique bicycle with the giant front wheel.  The theme of the swap was "not just thread", so I knew I wanted an embellishment for the wheels.  After searching every store I had in my area and coming up short, I finally found what I wanted on an out-of-state road trip:

The larger wheel is a silver bangle, meant for making your own jewelry.  The smaller wheel is a keychain hoop, I was really pleased with how the sizes worked.  I also wanted to try something different for the fabric, so I used a coffee-dye technique to get an "antique" feel on the white cotton.  Comparison of original fabric with a dyed piece:

I used "tardis blue" thread for the bike frame since my partner shared a love of dr. who, and i practiced some satin stitch on the handlebars and seat.  pic of stitching before silver hoops were added:

and a final shot of the finished project:

This was my first swap in a while, and it was a great one to get back into them Smiley  I am obsessed with hoopla and don't think I realized how much I had missed it this last year until I got started again!

an anthem = the bottom of an ant's pants Smiley
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 35505
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

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

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013 10:10:36 AM »

That is way cool!

Offline Offline

Posts: 271
Joined: 19-Apr-2005

Saving the world since 1100 AD

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013 10:47:33 AM »

Hee! that's such a neat idea!  Grin

« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013 03:43:55 PM »

plus i never knew that's what they're called.  Smiley
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
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Crochet Knotted Head Wrap
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 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!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.