True Blood Fan Shows Her Creativity

February 22, 2010 by  

Since 2008 when the show aired on HBO for the very first time, True Blood has drawn to it millions of fans. They’re not just your ordinary fans, either. A quick glimpse into the online communities dedicated to the show or a story from one of the conventions will prove beyond any doubt that these people love True Blood with a passion. The excitement they feel while watching an episode is broken up by periods of anxiously waiting for the next episode, whether it be a week away or, even more painfully, nine months away (but now only three!).

True Blood viewers have also been known to make some really creative fan art. We heard about one woman in particular named Lorrie Krause who does True Blood-themed embroidery. She uses a software program that takes pictures of the actors and creates a basic outline. She then sits down and does all the stitches by hand. She can make anything from patches to t-shirts. The pictures below of her “Northman Gang” and “Wanted: Eric” projects were entries in a Facebook contest. Each of them took a couple of days to complete because the composite is pretty big with each individual picture measuring about 7×10 cm. Not surprisingly, people were impressed by her creations, and “Wanted: Eric” was voted as the favorite.

Lorrie likes to include all of the characters in her work, but, as you can see, she has a soft spot for Alexander Skarsgard, the handsome actor who plays Viking vampire Eric Northman:

“By now I think I know every line of that man’s face. I could probably stitch it blindfolded.”

Lorrie has also showcased her designs on the True Blood wiki, which you can view here. She has even gotten some offers to buy her work, but she says that she would want to make sure she had the actors’ permission before doing that.

This show is such a combined creative effort from the actors, writers, directors, and everyone in the crew–each component makes True Blood so amazing for us to watch–so it’s fun to see fans expressing their appreciation for the show through their own unique creative talents. Thanks to Lorrie for speaking with us, and to Marcia de Rousse (the actress who plays Dr. Ludwig) for letting us know about this beautiful work!

(Photo credits: Lorrie Krause)