03 September 2012

A Rock Pool in a Fish Bowl

Warning - photo intensive post


..A Rock Pool in a Fish Bowl..















The Rock Pool Colony consists of heavily encrusted embroidery, hyperbolic crochet, and plenty of bead-work, on a very textured surface.

The actual stitched work is almost 12 inches across. The fish bowl is 17 inches wide.

It took over 270 hours to complete.

Here are some photos from many different angles.























Thank you for visiting my blog.

Please leave a comment below as I would love to know what part, or parts, of my Rock Pool you enjoyed most.


Happy Stitching

















22 comments:

  1. So artistic! So beautiful! Love everything about your rock pool colony!!

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    1. Thank you Debra ;)

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  2. Wow! I love how your piece is so realistic. Amazing work! Displaying it in a fish bowl is a wonderful touch.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Barbara.

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  3. Adore - such a creative way to use your threads! Very inspiring! Is this the first one you've done in a fish bowl? How did you get the idea?

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    1. Thank you Mary-Frances. Yes this is the first one I have made, and it won't be the last as I enjoyed every part of the creation. The idea just grew from wanting to create a coral reef in crochet (which has already been done before) but I wanted mine to be unique, so I started with the mini crocheted corals (the hyperbolic crochet) and it just grew from that.

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  4. Wow!! Sooo delicious in its texture. :)

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    1. Thanks Phillipa, I love textural items too.

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  5. Oh my! Oh my! I couldn't choose just one part, but I do love the little things made with bullions and the white puffs that stand up and wave at me! You inspire me to do something with all the zillions of beads I've collected. This is a great collage of various fibercraft. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. So glad you like my Rock Pool project. Yes this project is a great bead-stash-buster, lol.

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  6. Wow!! Love it! It's somewhat like the 'pebbles' we did on Stitchin' Fingers, but more elaborate and realistic. Fantastic stitching!

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    1. Thank you Suz, yes it's quite like the encrusted pebbles. I've yet to make one of those ;)

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  7. Amazing..creative..cool project.

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    1. Thank you for popping in to see it Carol.

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  8. What a great way to present such wonderful stitching! Popped over from Maggies Mumblings and am not disapointed !! lol

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    1. Hi Liniecat, lovely of you to pop over and view my Rock Pool. Glad you liked it.

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  9. If I had to choose one thing.....the bullion "stars"???? however, the entire piece is just fabulous! Need to get to work to approach the level I'm seeing here!

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    1. Thank you Janice.All it takes is practice, plus a few spare hours, lol.

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  10. Your work is gorgeous and very intricate. I can visualize you putting your heart into each tiny element. Can't wait to see more of your work!

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    1. Thank you Kimberlee. I always have many projects on the go, so I'm sure you will be seeing more creations soon =)

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