Friday, April 07, 2017

Oh the hair

Yesterday I worked on what kind of hair this lovely lady would like to have.  I dug through my wool roving and found the perfect white long Karakul.  Ready to weft. I made up some sections and pinned them to her head.  

Not real thrilled?!?  

Then I looked up yarn hair, that was OK but still not what I wanted. 

Lastly, I ended up using scraps from a T-shirt, cut 1/4" strips, pulled it and voila.................................that was it.  It's just pinned and I will have to figure out how I want to attach it.  Plus I will need to make some tail hair.  Then off to the shoes and maybe a few more treasures on her head.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Journey continues on............

Doing a lot of hand sewing on this little lady!  Yesterday I started the forest. Not sure quite how to begin?!?  But then it just happened.

I love how where this is going!  Trees are made from a recycled T-shirt, as is the little mushroom. I think its time to give her shoes and hair and then maybe a few more forest things.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Continuing on.....

Every day I spend a little time working on my new Troll.  She's coming along nicely and I'm very happy with the peaceful vibe that she gives.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Slow and steady

Been working on my Troll.  Letting the ideas come as they may, going at a slow and steady pace.  I really love this process.  I'm using a paper towel to create the dress.  I don't have a whole lot of this fabric and need to make sure that I don't waste it.  It's an over dyed piece of linen that I have used several time on other pieces.  Guess I like the way it drapes.  

I'll post more pics soon.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Boro stitched Pouch

It took a while, but I finished my Boro stitched bag.  It was a lot of hard work pushing the needle thru the layers of denim.  I really enjoyed the process.  I will try it again with lighter weight fabrics.  I can't wait to use it and show it off.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fairy Forrest Troll

The sketch has been waiting for a while.  Yesterday I finally got going.  Not sure why I gravitated to the green, but I know better then to argue with my instincts.  So far I'm loving how this is going.  I'm trying some new eyes, just hope that I can get the other eye in as nicely as this one.  That is always a challenge.  

Pushing my self to step out of my comfort zone.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Then this happened

Tuesday, I went to the studio to start a new Troll.................then this happened.

I've been very intrigued about Boro and Sashiko stitching.  This piece will take a while to do.  I'm using denim scraps and it's very hard on your fingers to push the fabric onto the needle.  Yesterday I worked on it for a while.  

This will be a good project to work on off and on.  Another Troll will be coming soon.  I have an idea.  My inner self just isn't quite ready to start.