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Topic: Bride of Frankenstein hoop  (Read 3257 times)
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« on: July 15, 2016 08:52:21 AM »

I made this hoop for puzzled-penguin in the monster swap.  She had a great retro comic style picture of Bride of Frankenstein on her pinterest, so I decided to try to make a felt version of it. 

Most of the applique I've done up until now has been pretty much just felt with very little embroidery, and I'm still pretty nervous about making embellishments beyond the felt.  When I got to this point I almost stopped because I was so worried I'd ruin it:

Then I added the mouth (which is a hair misplaced, oops, but I think it still turned out fun!)

And the eyes, etc. I'm really glad I did keep going, since I quite like the finished effect, and of course she needs her scars!!

Feel free to PM me about personal swaps!  Hoopla, TM Patches, mug rugs, magnets, felt, ornaments, etc...

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016 09:24:42 AM »

 This is amazing! You did a phenomenal job!!! I absolutely love it. Hitting the "this rocks" button right after I pin it.  Grin

« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016 10:30:12 AM »

love this!  fab job
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016 10:35:09 AM »

Wonderful pose and expression on Frankenstein's unfortunate bride, and I also dig the mottled orange background.  You did an excellent job on this; the only possible improvement I could see would be adding a dark border around the dress' straps and bust line to make them contrast more with her light skin.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016 10:45:20 AM »

Love!  So pretty

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016 12:06:56 PM »

Wow!  Beautiful job!  I admire embroidery so much and I'm so nervous to try it.  Your's came out wonderful!  You give me hope.

« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2016 12:20:42 PM »

this is awesome!

i especially like how you extended her torso under the boob in the foreground. a nice little dimensional touch!
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016 12:51:23 PM »

I'm glad you kept going, too! She came out awesome.

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016 02:47:41 PM »

Very cool, excellent work on a challenging pose!

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2016 07:34:06 PM »

You made A LOT of really great choices I adore.  

I am happy you decided to add more features (it looks like the black threading around the eye might be single strand?)  The lips ROCK.

Small details with felt can be difficult (unless this is just me), so the precise edge on the bustline is spot-on - and the shoulder straps and body posture all are stellar.

I also love you've canted her back on the hoop, while she grips her head dramatically in fear/panic - all echoed by the muted fabric background. Which is vaguely indicative of the anguish she might be feeling in her head?

Clearly you should not be afraid to stitch all over your creations!  And thanks for posting progress pix!

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