Saturday, 7 December 2013

Hoopla.... again

Yep, I've had Hoop-la! 100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale out again!  This time I tackled the applique bunny.  I say tackled but it was really easy.  The hardest part was choosing the fabrics.


I went for blue on red as they're my favourite colours.  I realised after I'd finished that I'd made a mistake.  One of the ears is supposed to flop forward, but I'd taken the pattern upstairs to cut out the bunny and fuse him to the background fabric without reading the instructions.  That'll teach me!


I LOVE the way Kirsty adds crochet to her hoops so I followed her pattern.  I made my foundation stitches too small which meant I couldn't get the right size hook through and couldn't get two stitches in each as the pattern required.  As I'd already laced the bunny into the hoop at this point, it was too late to pick out the stitches and start again.  So I persevered.


See how the edge sticks straight up rather than out?


So I blocked it.  I pinned each scallop outwards and soaked it with water (a bit too much water!) and they lay correctly.


It's sitting on my table waiting to be added to my gallery, but each day the scallops lift up a little more!

9 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Another cute hoop!

The crochet edging is a nice touch, it sounds difficult but looks good :)

Oops-Lah said...

Oh how cute is that scalloped edge. I must put that book on my Christmas list for hubby (or the kids)!

Chrissie said...

Very pretty, the border adds a lovely dimension to the whole project

JoJo said...

Adorbs!!!!! If I had room on my walls I would try this.

Anita said...

Great little creation, love the bunny and fabric. Does it matter that the edges stick up? It looks cute to me.
Cheers, Anita.

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely way to frame the hoop, hope you find a way of keeping it in place

Carrie P. said...

hoops make a fun way to frame a little stitchery. I love the crochet edging. so cute.

CeLynn said...

Wendy,I just Love your little bunny!! It is way to cute,the fabrics you chose to use are perfect,and the scalloped crochet just finishes it beautifully.

claire93 said...

how pretty ^^