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« on: October 08, 2009 11:41:16 AM »

I drew this scribble sometime this spring in my journal and went back looking at it again and again. Then this summer it came out as a "get you ass off the wagon and start somewhere!"- project, sort of a pre-study for at huge one I am planning. I wanted to check if I could do this, how long it would take and if I was good enough.

I have used black mouline-yarn on herringbone patterned cotton fabric, and loosely spun silk threads fro the gloves, the beak and the crown. The dress and the bird is in thin thin silk japong wich I sewn on with threads drawn from the fabric. (I went crosseyed....) I am very happy with the result.



The bird is not in the original drawing but I felt there needed to be something, and I tend to like to make birds and the silk fabric as well kinda wanted to be one, so there I was.
The poem is originally a Emily Dickinson one, but I knowingly changed the original word larsony against laughter, because I liked it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009 12:15:16 PM »

Wow!  I really like the bottom of that skirt.   YOu did an amazing job!  And good work with the shape of the head, bald was daring and it looks good!
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009 01:04:39 PM »

It's just incredible. I love the simplicity of the design with the detail of the needlework.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009 06:03:52 PM »

This project is very nice.  I, too love the puddling of the skirt.  The wings on the bird look very delicate.  Very nice.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009 08:02:42 PM »

I'm in love with this!  The ruffles are crazy wonderful.
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009 10:29:41 PM »

This is really original.  I like it very much.  I love the contrast between the ruffles on the skirt and the bare head.  Can you give a bit more detail about how you attached the dress fabric to the base fabric - it looks very neat.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2009 01:25:12 PM »

So beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009 02:27:12 AM »

Very cool. The fabric detail is beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009 09:58:51 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!  Cheesy

I attached the base of the skirt with threads drawn from the silk fabric, so they were very tiny... Then I just crumpled the fabric a bit, put some pins to keep it in place and stitched with the silk thread small small stitches on different places to keep it in place. Just small small stitches up and down. It's quite fragile...
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009 05:35:53 AM »

It's such a dreamy image, ethereal.  I love the way the fabric is piled for her dress.  Beautiful!
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