I don’t play a lot of video games just because I don’t have a lot of time (or hand-eye coordination, but that’s not important). But this Okami embroidery is so pretty that I looked for the game. I haven’t played it yet, but only because I can’t rent it in my town. This is only DeathToLems’ fourth embroidery, and I think she’s doing a fantastic job! The details on the body and the way the flames look are very cool. DeathToLems said: “The image itself is about 6 inch wide and about 5 inches tall…took me about a day to do”. Love it.
In an effort to give you guys out there in the GeekCrafting Community the recognition you deserve, I’m now helping to post some of your awesome reader submissions! so don’t forget to hit us up using the ‘submit a geekcraft’ link at the top of the page if you make something you think we’d like to see!!
Proud father Steve Pozek sent us some lovely pictures of his (stunning) daughter Maura Pozek who created a truly unique prom dress. Looking at the full length picture (right) you don’t quite get the scope of how awesome this dress truly is. Yes, look closely, this prom dress is woven out of pop tabs, ribbon – and, I’m guessing – a whole lotta blood, sweat and tears.
This mammoth undertaking has also been recognised by local press!
“Pop the top on another energy drink and make a Prom dress? Sure, why not? This dress uses 400 yards of ribbon, nearly 4000 pop tabs, and the patience of 100 hours of tedious weaving (sort of like writing code, only more boring and mind-numbing).
As the proud parent, I watched my 16 year old daughter surrounded by her laptop, a Netflix subscription, and cellphone (for that all important texting), labor over this work of art.” – Steve Pozek
Full respect to Maura and the time, effort, concentration, planning and precision it must’ve taken to weave this masterpiece.
I think I can hear my sewing machine needle breaking just looking at that side seam!
All pictures © Steve Pozek.
- See the Dress on Craftster
- Local News Coverage (more pics)
- DuctTapeRockStar (Maura) on Craftster
- upcycled garments on GeekCrafts
- Dresses on GeekCrafts
As my first geekcraft-sharing post, I thought I would share one of my own projects, or actually a couple. As a proud Browncoat (fan of Joss Whedon‘s TV series “Firefly“), I of course knit the requisite Jayne Cobb hat – one for my husband, and one for my son. I used Dryope’s Jayne Cobb hat pattern for the hat, though there are many variations on the pattern.
My husband says it’s the warmest snow-shoveling hat he’s ever had. In fact, after shoveling one particularly cold day, he remarked that it was too bad that there wasn’t a matching scarf pattern, to keep his neck and face warm as well. Not one to let my crafting superpowers go to waste, I began designing a scarf immediately.
I consulted with my son and fellow Browncoat, and he thought the stripes should be “random” (rather like Jayne himself), so he devised the pattern of stripes, and how wide each stripe should be. I think the resulting pattern turned out almost like a contemporary version of the Dr Who scarf, which just gives it extra geek points, in my mind.
I stuck with the traditional colors of the Jayne Cobb hat – red(ish), orange(ish), and yellow. I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in Brick, Mustard, & Rust, so it would have easy care & handling.
Here’s a rough pattern for the Jayne Cobb scarf I came up with:
cast on in desired width (multiples of 6)
knit two rows of garter stitch
then work in a 3×2 rib (K3, P2) for remainder of scarf:
row 1: K3, P2
row 2: P3, K2
end with two rows of garter stitch
Links of interest:
- Dryope’s Jayne Cobb hat pattern
- Dryope’s pattern on Ravelry
- IMDB entry for “The Message” – the “Firefly” episode in which the hat appears
- Actor Alec Baldwin discussing the Jayne Cobb hat phenomenon
- Redd’s previous post on the Jayne Cobb hat
Geeky greetings! I’m Angie and I’m joining the League of DIY Superheroes here at GeekCraft. Like others on our team of crafty reporters, I love both crafting and all things geek, and have a particular fondness for Star Trek, the Whedonverse, and comic books. I’m “multi-craftual” – scrapbooking (paper & digital), crochet, knitting, and a little sewing – and I admit I might drive my family a little nuts with my many projects and ever-encroaching stash. But really, my hobbies are more endearing than annoying. And I have sworn to use my crafting superpowers only for good. :)
I love surfing around for crafty inspiration, so I’m really looking forward to sharing all sorts of geeky goodness with you!