Give Away Winner and Update on Caricatures
Last week, I posted a review and give away for the book Felt So Good by Tone Rørseth. I randomly drew from the comments posted and the winner is: Kim
Kim, I will send you an e-mail to get your mailing address. Thanks for all your comments and if you’re still interested in winning a copy of the book, there are more blogs that are giving it away. You can find the list on the initial give away post.
Back in September, I wrote a post about caricatures in stitch that I’ve been creating. I had only gotten as far as one of “the girls” at that point.
Since then, I’ve gotten all the pieces backed with fusible and cut out for all four of them.
Here are Becky Sue and Mary Jane.
And this is Anna Belle and Sally Jo.
I had a piece of dyed background fabric but it seemed way too busy. So I decided to paint a piece instead. I used Dye-Na-Flow paints and added a bit of salt after painting to get some texture.
Then I placed all of the pieces and ironed them down.
I added stripes to Becky Sue’s shirt with a permanent marker. I decided to go with the red marker as it gave the best contrast.
Putting the pieces in place is a bit painstaking as everything has to be in the right position and then kept in place while ironing. I covered them with a piece of parchment paper to iron. Now on to the fun part – stitching them. I am in the process of choosing thread colors and I always like to do a little practice free motion stitching before I start. I did buy some stretcher bars for this piece so I will wrap the background fabric around the stretcher bars to finish it. I’ll keep you posted about the stitching.
16 thoughts on “Give Away Winner and Update on Caricatures”
This is going so well – it’s an exciting piece!
Thanks Lyn – I’m looking forward to starting stitching tomorrow!
I love the look of this piece! good to hear all the different techniques you have used to create it, looking forward to seeing more.
Thanks Jane! Stitching starts tomorrow so hopefully it will be finished by my next post.
This is quite a project, Ruth. Do you have a particular exhibit in mind?
Thanks Cathy. We are developing a book and will have an exhibit of invited artists who have created a caricature based on Nanci’s sketches in their own medium. The exhibit is going to be in August 2015. Since we’re doing a book too, we need the work early so we can take photos and do all the layout etc. for the book ahead of time.
Such a detailed project with so many different techniques. It’s fun to watch your progress with each step Ruth.
Congratulations to Kim!
This looks great already Ruth, can’t wait to see the finished piece. The “girls” already make me smile and they don’e even have faces 🙂
Thanks Teri – I am ready to get started on the stitching. They do take on such character when you get their faces stitched.
Your piece is coming along great Ruth. I can’t wait to see it finished. Congratulations Kim!
This is looking really good, Ruth 🙂
I like the detail you added to the shirt.
Thanks Zed – all the details are coming with stitching.