Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Month of Softies April - Doris

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This is Doris, my entry for Month of Softies in April – the theme is recycled monsters. Although not strictly speaking a monster, she is not very pretty. Her skeleton was made with some cable left over from rewiring the house, wrapped with strips of quilt wadding, calico and finally knitting yarn. She wears a velvet skirt featuring discharge dyed appliques, a machine embroidered blouse and a waistcoat made of silk scraps bonded and machined into a fabric. The hat is made from a melted plastic tablecloth layered with sweet wrappers, net and bits of lace. Her face is painted and embroidered and her hair is different types of braids made from knitting yarn with beads from an old car seat cover.

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