Fiber craft- Rug hooking, Spinning, Felting, Knitting, Crochet and whatever else I can think of....
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I'm bad--I got distracted by my new cutter--works wonderfully by the way, and my new designs. So instead of finishing dragon I cut strips for the Hopes and Dreams mat and then kept staring at the snake headed doll. I think her name is going to be Voogee. She's sort of voodoo doll looking. I was going to do her in yarn and/or fleece but I cut up these wonderful shades of greens and kept seeing them for the face so I am doing this in #6 cut. It's a little tight on the 16 count Betsy Ross linen but not too bad. I'm using fine and medium hooks to hook with and my Q-Snap rectangular frame. This is going to be very bright and colorful and may end up as a present for one of the grandkids. I have a bunch of birthdays coming up for them.
I really need a decent digital camera for my pics of the projects. I have to color correct and adjust ever shot to come close to what colors I am actually using--very frustrating since I am all about color and my photos aren't showing how pretty these pieces really are.
The background is actually a lemon yellow/buttercup linen. The dark green a medium moss, and main green a lighter moss with tan spots. The checks are hot pink, rose, into lavender and purple. The eye outline is a tan herringbone, bright sunny yellow crosses and a dark bright blue into teal and purple background for the eye. Teal nose. And the mouth in the cheek colors though I might add a tooth in the mouth.
I'm playing around a lot with my plaids this days. I might use some of the red plaids I was going to use in H&D on the stripes of Voogee's outfit just to see how they hook up before I do try using them in H&D. This will be a 15 high x 11 1/2 wide doll. The challenge will be in the assembling as I plan to have the snake hair as individual parts and sewn together with the back piece then stuffed. Hopefully this is all workable.
Going to make myself finish the dragon today so it's not nagging at me.
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.