Thursday, November 10, 2005

Bags of Fun - close ups

Just in case anyone else out there is as much of an 'anorak' as me about these things, here are some close-ups of my favourite bits of the bag.

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These are the very simple needle sculpture 'goblin' faces. Made from small amounts of polyester toy stuffing and old tights. I made a very small ball of stuffing first and wrapped the centre of a piece of tights over it to make the nose. Then I gathered the edges and drew them up together, pushing the stuffing around to get the shape I wanted, then stitched in the features.
Blending in the different fabrics using seeding stitch in stranded cotton, over the top of free machine stitching in rayon.
Seeding stitches in wool. I like this combination of colours.
Interlaced running stitch in wool.

4 comments:

Chloe said...

Thank you for the instructions for the faces. I have never made them, but have memories of the seventies, when people would make a bottle full of them, all looking out and squashed, and call them "Pickled People". I haven't seen them around like that though, for years. :)

kay susan said...

You know what? I'd forgotten all about those! They used to put 'goggle eyes' on them and they looked, from a distance, just like a jar of pickled onions! Takes you back, don't it?

Pam Kellogg said...

Kay Susan, your bag is so beautiful! I love all the different techniques you used as well as those little faces!

And thanks for the compliment on my design in Classic Stitches. I work with them periodically. I really like that magazine.

isay said...

thank you for sharing them to us. it has made me glad looking at them.