Monday, March 11, 2013

Fabulous Fandom Mashup Embroidery

When Jen posed a mashup challenge to all of us Fandom in Stitchers, I knew what I had to do!

I ended up winning the challenge! :D

Here is my initial sketch, done of the scrap of paper where I printed off the description of the sitting room at Spinner's End from HBP:

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I ran out of time to do the Oriental rug, but overall I think I got the gist of it. Originally there was to be a certain Professor's wand and a cup of tea on the "rickety table," but the sonic screwdriver got left there instead.

Here is an action shot of the Work in Progress:

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I used tissue paper transfer to get Soma's wonderful TARDIS pattern just right, as well as the shape of the chair. Everything else I freehanded with chalk.

And do you wanna see the back? It's a hot mess!

And a few closeups, as requested by the fabulous Soma herself:

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The Sonic Screwdriver is simply 1 bugle bead and 2 seed beads!

Safe to say I ran out of blue floss after the TARDIS was done.

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Here is the Professor's threadbare chair, worked in satin, chain, and bullion stitch.

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And here is the "candle-filled lamp" as I saw it in my head.

Thank you, as always, to Jennifer at FiS for motivating us all to make our fandom daydreams come to life!


  1. Absolutely beautiful work, as always!

  2. Love seeing the sketch and progress shot - lots of times you don't get to see the in-between bits of things, or anything but the finished product, but I love seeing them.

    Also, the back is less messy than I imagine I'd have left it, had I stitched it :D

    1. I like WIP/progress shots, as kind of a testament to everything that goes into a project. I kind of forget the steps unless I document them!

  3. Congrats! At least Snape would know how to use a phone box.

    1. Hee! I wonder what snarky remark he'd have about its interior decor... :)

  4. Hi Aalia,
    As I said over at FiS I am in LOVE!!! What a great concept. You certainly have combined two of my favorite things :0) Congratulations on a well deserved win!!

  5. I can't believe I missed it here!! How??!! You know how much I love this one! Congratulations, Aalia! Loved seeing the sketch. Do you have a close up photo of the sonic screwdriver? I would love to see your stitches on that one.

  6. Thank you my dear! I've updated the post with some closeups for you. :)

    1. Such beautiful work!! Thank you so much for the closeup photos. I am mesmerized :)

  7. This is absolutely brilliant! I've showed it to my Who fanatic family and they are in awe of it!