Wednesday, 28 March 2018

New Pattern: T. Rex Needlepoint Purse


Dinosaur tapestry needlepoint coin purse by Bobbin and Fred

Rawr! I'm thrilled to announce my latest pattern the T.Rex Needlepoint Coin Purse has just been published in the current issue of Needlepoint Now which is on sale throughout March and April.

There's no better way to keep your coins safe than under the protection of  not one but three dinosaurs! T.Rex's bite with the force of three small cars so five fingers don't stand a chance... unless they're yours of course.

These T.Rex's are easy to tame so it's the perfect beginner project. If you've been umming and ahhing about having a stab at needlepoint and these super cute dinos make you weak at the knees then this is the project for you. You'll have these beasts eating out of your pom-pom zip pull in no time.


Dinosaur's grazing on a green pom pom zip pull

Whilst making this DIY Project you'll practice tent stitch which is used to simultaneously create the lining of the purse as you stitch the design on the front, overcast stitch to add a beautiful finish to raw edges and to join the purse together and back stitch to insert the zip.

If you'd like to brush up on your tent  stitch skills beforehand have a look at my tutorial: How to Tent Stitch on Plastic Canvas.

Open coin purse with floral and dinosaur repeat pattern by Bobbin and Fed

Jurassic Park inspired the purse design, it brought dinosaurs to life in a way museums, fact books and The Land Before Time couldn't. It was thrilling and terrifying!

I watched the films again last month to prepare for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that's set to hit our screens this June. The T.Rex Coin Purse works up fast so you'll easily have one made in time for its release... I can't think of a better accessory to take to the opening.

Despite the first being over 20 yrs old they've aged so well and are still very convincing. It got me wondering how they came up with the noises the dinosaurs made...brace yourself... most are animals doing it like they do on the Discovery Channel.

Yup, you read that right. The Velociraptor's bark is tortoises going at it and its screams are taken from dolphins enjoying carnal sin. The squeal of the Gallimimuses is an overexcited female horse reacting to a  gorgeous stud putting the moves on her. 

Before you get too red in the face to read on not all the sounds come from making the naughty...some are from the results! The soft hoots of baby owls were used for the hatching of the Baby Raptor and the animal behind the terrifying roars of the T.Rex is in fact a baby elephant.

Kyle Buchanan over on Vulture.com has the full lowdown on how the noises were made, including some which weren't organic. It makes for a fascinating read and must admit I am in the mood for... Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, obviously.

If you have a go at the Dinosaur Needlepoint Purse and would like to share your results, I would love to see them! Tag me @bobbinandfred or #bobbinandfred over on Instagram to get my attention or email me, I love hearing from you.

If you enjoyed this post you may enjoy reading: It's a Finish! Day of the Dead Tapestry Notebook Cover
   

Until next time, have a fab flossy week xX


Fred the papier mache goat with speech bubble asking for social media shares



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