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Thursday, 27 March 2008

Mo' 'broidery

After farting around with Corel Draw and Photoshop I finally cracked it* and used the old-fashioned texta-in-hand method of drawing this chart for a Swedish Dala horse.


Then I farted around a bit in Photoshop to make this image, which is how it would look (roughly!) when embroidered on linen. (Oops, just realised I missed a bit of white around the head decoration...sorry.)


This is the original image from which I designed the chart.



Hope you like it!

*"it" being the shits.

12 comments:

Hannita said...

Ooh. This is very nice. I work with lots of Swedish folks so I see this horse quite often and have grown rather fond of it. Thanks for sharing.

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh gorgeous! I've seen something a little bit like this in an old Golden Hands Craft magazine - i'll see if I can find it to show you! Thanks for the embroidery love - thanks thanks thanks! xx

Cindy said...

I do like it! You did a great job! I wish I could crack those illustration programs!

Jennifer said...

I am in the middle of making an embroidered Dala horse. Found the inspiration and pattern link in Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/redwork-in-germany/409877376/in/set-1144339/

eighdrien said...

Hey, I got here by way of a google search for Dala horse images. This is so awesome!

Is this something that you would allow for personal/home use? because I'd totally love to embroider a little Dala horse on a pillow or something.

Cherryskin said...

Thanks Eighdrien!

Of course you can use it -- that's why I posted it.

Enjoy!

Patty said...

I just found a pattern for a felt dala horse but it involved needle felting and I don't do that (yet). So I went googling for a pattern and found yours. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

three critters said...

I just blogged about your post and what I have been doing with this great pattern: http://troisbestioles.blogspot.com/2010/05/dalahast.html

iknbonneau said...

Good job. I've been searching for a while for a good pattern (hadn't resigned myself to making my own yet) when I stumbled upon yours! My mother has a Swedish themed room (in a Western house) and this would be a great addition-quilt or pillow! Thank you for your hard work!

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This is perfect because my little child enjoy so much those kind of works that's the reason I wanna teach him some excellent techniques.

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You did a beautiful job from start to finish. I wish I had your talent.

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