I'll start with a huge thank you to everyone for the wonderful, helpful and supportive comments left on my previous post. Unfortunately I didn't manage to comment individually this time but I did read them and found them all so friendly and considerate - thank you :)
Recently I have joined the South Devon Branch of the Embroiderers Guild. It is a very friendly group of ladies, with a wealth of knowledge for many crafts not only embroidery. I am really looking forward to attending some of the fantastic workshops they hold.
As I have done very little embroidery, I thought I ought to try out a few stitches and started to think about a project. Have you ever heard the poem called 'Warning' by Jenny Joseph? Maybe if you hear the first line it will jog your memory -
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
Sound a little more familiar now? If you would like to read the whole poem, just click on the link above.
Well I love the idea of this, so have decided to use this poem as my theme. I am making a doll and will dress her using the ideas in the poem and my own interpretation of how I think she may like to look! I shall then use embroidery to decorate her clothing.
Here is what she looks like so far!
I chose to crochet her body as it is something I am familiar with.
I used chunky, soft, multi-coloured yarn for her hair, crocheting a cap the same as her head first then looping strands of yarn in layers. I have not yet decided whether to trim the hair or leave it as it is! As her character is a little off the wall, I think she may look fine like this :) What do you think?
I embroidered her eyes onto small white pieces of felt, using 3 or 4 different colours and black for the eye lashes and pupils. I may add another black line below to define them a little more but I shall wait and see what she looks like when I have added the other facial features. I then needle felted the whites of the eyes in place.
She looks a little naked don't you think?
I'm working on her underwear as we speak - watch this space!