Thursday, April 29, 2010

Folk art me

I got more done on my piece, and as usual, I sewed crooked, so things I need to fix.
I did up the curtain with light pleats, so I will add small tacks to give it a more natural look.
I need shadows and definition on my face, so wandering if I can do light shading with paints.
I used wool for most of the face, so it makes it easier to take out the stitches and reposition things, also need to make a new eyebrow;)

Not exactly what I envisioned, but a good learning experience and fun to experiment.
I also left the tie undone, now I need to learn how they tied them.
I will play with the hair when it is all done. I used wool cut outs and then needle punched the yarn on.
I want to put some extra strands on last to give it a little more movement.



shellysquilts said...

Fabulous! Well done!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Love the textures!! Love the tie, to be tied! Lots of great experimenting! Fun!!

Kim said... that yarn hair?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great job! Can you help me now?

WoolenSails said...

The hair is lopi lite, a wool yarn.
I did needle punch into the wool base, to keep it in place, later I will add some hidden stitches to make sure it stays down.


Kathy said...

I love the hair and the lips!

isa & marta said...

me encanta El pelo y la expresión

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Fantastic! The hair, the eyelashes, everything!

What Comes Next? said...

fantastic! I love the hair and the eyes!

Michele said...

Your portrait is wonderful! I think the wool really gives it such nice texture!

Unknown said...

I think this so much fun...I love the 3d and the texture from the yarn hair....great idea.