Hello Internet, it has been a while.
Please forgive my absence, I have been through some ups and downs and the end result was that my mother passed away recently from Melanoma.
But the reason we are here is to show off some cool-ass banners!
With the recent launch of Battle for Azeroth and Reckles’ various communities reaching crazy heights, I decided to do another giveaway; this time I settled on making an Alliance and Horde banner. I initially intended on having them ready for the launch of BFA on August 14, 2018, however, life happened and so I only managed to get them finished on the 25th of September.
All in all, each banner took approximately 11 hours of actual labor to make (not including the time it took to wet block each section), with a day or two of downtime to rest my hand/wrist in between.
I failed to get a couple of progress pictures due to just being in the zone, but I got the ones that mattered!
After scouring the internet for a decent pixel graph, I found this lovely Alliance one done by NurseTab over on DeviantArt.
I decided to start with the banner I deemed the most difficult, I assumed this pattern would turn out larger than the Horde banner, so I planned to scale the Horde pattern up to the same size as the Alliance banner.
I used my 6.0 mm (US 10) hook for this project and a worsted-weight yarn.
It was only halfway through the first half of the Alliance banner that I remembered that it might be a good idea to take a couple pictures. ^^;
Again, I forgot to take more progress pictures, but here is the Alliance banner and the backing for it. They are currently in the process of being wet blocked.
Next, I set about looking for a Horde symbol to turn into a pixel graph and to upsize. I found this one here made by leonardo (@snakeart) over on pixilart.com.
This is the upsized pattern I adapted from the aforementioned photo.
I found it turned out a little wonky in certain places and adjusted it where I thought necessary, then I got to work once more.
I didn’t even get any “in progress” pictures before the blocking process and I forgot to get a picture of the backing >.<
My sup-purr-visor is taking stock of my last few stitches and giving his rumbles of approval.
Please forgive my shotty camera work!
So, as previously stated, these banners are being shipped to Reckles as part of a giveaway on his channel so stalk him on his various social media for more information as to how you can win one of my banners!
Also, moving forward, I intend to steer away from using Facebook as an active user. All of my posts will still auto-post over on my page as usual but if you are wanting a direct line to me, please contact me either via my Twitter drop me a line on Discord if you are a part of the WTBGold Community or send me a message on my Contact page here on the site.
I have priced these banners at $110.00 CAD each, and I take commissions on a first come first serve basis. All items are made at the time the order is placed and are not just held on hand. Expect between 2-3 weeks before your creation is ready to ship. Pricing is determined based on labor and material costs with the shipping cost being extra and fluctuating based on where I am shipping the order. A 50% initial deposit is required before any work can be started on your order. Payment options include Paypal, and ETransfer.