Sunday, July 22, 2007
my new best friend
as a part of an opus assignment, i am exploring the figure in stitch. the work of tadek beutlich inspired me to make this. there will be many more dolls like this coming. it will be great fun to embellish her and make clothes and hair for her... she is made of pipe cleaners (chenille stems) woven together with acrylic yard and dmc floss. her legs and arms and head are wrapped and i used a tight blanket stitch at the end to secure the threads/yarn.
you can see images of tadek's "cheering crowds" made of grass and wool in the january 2003 issue of embroidery magazine.