Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We had the builders in last week..............

so I hid upstairs and played with my machines. I got out the embellisher and some silk sari scraps and had a good old 'mangle'! I needlepunched the scraps onto a felt-like synthetic dishcloth then machine quilted the result with preprogrammed stitches. What to do with it? I decided to try my first stump doll. I used the embellisher fabric for the 'skirt', adding a frill made by running the raw edges of a folded strip of silk under the needlepunch machine.

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Clearly I'm still suffering a 'hang-over' from last year's TAST because I herringboned the frill to the skirt and decorated it with french knots.

To make the top of the dress I wrapped the body in pieces of fleece to match the colours in the skirt and tied it down with stuffed knitting ribbon attached with buttonhole stitch. Then I added more buttonhole stitch and beads for extra texture.

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Here's a picture of the finished doll:

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1 comment:

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

Beautiful doll, flirty & feisty personality, and awesome Bohemian look attire!! She seems more than capable of warding off intruders to your virtual turf!