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.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Thursday, April 06, 2017
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
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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
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
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
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.