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Topic: Harry Potter Herbology/Mandrake Poster Wall-Hanging  (Read 697 times)
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« on: February 27, 2019 07:47:08 AM »

I just made this over the last couple of weeks for the Asheville Meetup swap. I was crafting for sheepBlue who hinted at wanting a felted craft, and I saw a few Harry Potter herbology posters on her Pinterest, so I went with a 2D felted interpretation of one of them showing variations of Mandrakes. I started with a recycled wool sweater that I washed to machine felt to make a nice base. The bodies are all needle felted with needlepoint roots. The leaves were made with a wool blend felt with needlepoint details. The eyes are various beads and buttons, but with the tall, skinny guy, I went with a touch of extra creepy cute and gave him some weird felt eyelids. I happened to accidentally put the bottom hem of the original sweater on the TOP of the wall hanging, which happened to make a perfect sleeve for a dowel to support the hanging.









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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019 07:48:59 AM »

This thing is amazeballs! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019 08:01:50 AM »

Oh. Em. Giggetty. What the what?! Only you, lady. Only you would make something this fantabulous. It is the weirdest, gah, I just love it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019 08:35:26 AM »

How fabulous, I LOVE it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019 09:27:17 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019 09:29:03 AM »

Wowww this is incredible! I love that you made different varieties of mandrake, I wonder if they can cross pollinate. XD
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019 10:32:30 AM »

That is pure 100% mandrakey awesome!  Wondrous texture/appearance on the little plant critters.  The skinny one of the far right reminds me strongly of Mothman too--I think it's the eyes.  Then again, Mothman is just the sort of underhanded fellow that would try to pass himself off as a mandrake (if you tie your wings up in a topknot they can easily pass for leaves at a distance, or so I'm told).
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019 11:23:24 AM »

Thank you everyone!

Patraw, I actually based the eyes of the skinny guy off of those "Fugly" stuffed animals that I keep seeing (literally the brand name), but I love the idea that he is actually Mothman in disguise and can also see the resemblance Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019 06:23:25 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019 06:53:33 AM »

I don't really know Harry Potter, but I do really know that this is super cool!
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