Fiber craft- Rug hooking, Spinning, Felting, Knitting, Crochet and whatever else I can think of....
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Dragon Day 3
I worked on the dragon off and on from 4:30PM to about 2AM yesterday, and then about 1 1/2 hours this morning to get the main basket flowers, leaves and basket done. I went with fantasy flowers of different colors instead of realistic flowers using what I had already dyed since my dyepots and dyes are over at my daughter's house from when I was staying there house-sitting. I did have rehook in a couple of places on the flowers and leaves until I got where I liked it. I'm really happy with the basket. It has kind of a weathered wicker look to it, and then shine on it was accidental, and just seems to work so I repeated it in the handle part. Hopefully this piece has dimensional shading and it's not flat looking.
Today I'm working on the outside flowers and hope I can get them to match in with the center ones. After that comes the next section and trying to figure out what color(s) to do the inner background in. Choices or far are a medium slate blue gray, gold tones, cream tones, and the ever useful antique black. The outer background I keep seeing as waves following the contour of the wavy edges. I might be able to do it in the same colors as the basket--I think I have enough fabric to pull it off. I've also seen it in shades of greens, maybe adding in some flowers to match the basket ones. I really can't see doing a hit and miss border with the colors existing already in this or introducing new ones in.
Anyway, I'll get the rest of the flowers done and stare at to figure out what next. I hope my pictures have been okay. I just have a camera phone and it doesn't get the colors exactly right or is very detailed. When I get through with this I'll do some decent shots with my 35mm non digital camera.
62, Mother of 7, grandmother of 9 so far. Fine and commercial artist, crafts person of multiple crafts for 40 plus years. I process wool and other fibers from raw, card. com, dye with food dyes, spin on a German modern wheel, or on handmade spindles. I also wet and needlefelt, knit and crochet, sew, bead, doll and toymaking, and used to design cross stitch patterns for my company FanXstitch and for Stitcher's World Magazine.