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!

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful work, as always!

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  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

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    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!

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

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

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  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!!

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  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.

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

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

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

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