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.

Becky Sue

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.

All the Girls Cut Out

Since then, I’ve gotten all the pieces backed with fusible and cut out for all four of them.

Pieces Cut Out for Mary Jane and Becky Sue

Here are Becky Sue and Mary Jane.

Pieces Cut Out Anna Belle and Sally Jo

And this is Anna Belle and Sally Jo.

Background Painted

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.

All the Girls Ironed Down

Then I placed all of the pieces and ironed them down.

Mary Jane and Becky Sue

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.

Anna Belle and Sally Jo

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.

About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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16 Responses to Give Away Winner and Update on Caricatures

  1. Lyn says:

    This is going so well – it’s an exciting piece!

  2. jane dolan says:

    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.

  3. luvswool says:

    This is quite a project, Ruth. Do you have a particular exhibit in mind?

    • ruthlane says:

      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.

  4. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Such a detailed project with so many different techniques. It’s fun to watch your progress with each step Ruth.

    Congratulations to Kim!

  5. Teri Berry says:

    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 🙂

    • ruthlane says:

      Thanks Teri – I am ready to get started on the stitching. They do take on such character when you get their faces stitched.

  6. Your piece is coming along great Ruth. I can’t wait to see it finished. Congratulations Kim!

  7. zedster66 says:

    This is looking really good, Ruth 🙂
    I like the detail you added to the shirt.

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