Here are a few pics of my recent swap piece done for the Fifth Friday Festival of Fabulousness Swaps over on Weave.
The swap theme was Bestiary – which gave everyone quite a lot of leeway for creativity and subject matter. My swap partner posted a pic to the forums a while back of David Tennant as the 10th Doctor, so being the total Doctor Who geek that I am, I made my piece to fit in with both themes. 😉
I printed Brannigan’s pic on a piece of cotton – which I think was a remnant from the back of a set of cotton curtains that used to hang in my daughter’s room. After printing him, I embellished him with stitching, using DMC 100% cotton floss.
I’ve noticed that kitty noses tend to look like little dots in close-up photography so I decided french knots were going to be perfect for his nose.
|Tiny Chain Stitches|
I used tiny chain stitches to outline his bomber hat – though they are hard to see with the naked eye.
The total finished size of this piece is 4″. I think I worked on it roughly 3 hours. It’s hard for me to stop when I’m embellishing – when is it too much? Is it not enough? I think I’m happy with the way he turned out and my swap partner really liked him, so that is a win-win!