Monday, June 2
Rabbit on a dress
Just a few days ago I wrote about Michele Carragher and the embroidery work she did for the Game of Thrones series. It really inspired me to try and embellish my own clothing with embroidery. I have had this black 'baby cord' (really fine cord) dress for at least 6 years and I thought the plain, soft and not too thin fabric was the perfect candidate for my experiment!
First I traced the rabbit on some tissue paper (the wrapping kind of tissue paper, not the other type of tissue paper). I then stitched the outline of the rabbit on the fabric by stitching a kind of running stitch through the paper. It wasn't perfect but I covered the wonky looking stitches later when I started stitching the fur and it was the only method I could think of with the materials I had on hand.
I then continued to embroider like I usually do, except it's a little less subtle. I used two strands instead of one for example and while the cord is not too bad to stitch on, it's not like the very fine cotton satin I usually stitch my furry creatures on, so I shouldn't expect the same result, right? I'm not quite finished with this rabbit but it's nearly done I think...and after that I plan to add flowers, or branches, leaves that kind of stuff.
p.s. Luna made the first photo, where I'm wearing the dress as it's kind of hard making a photo of yourself wearing something and I think she did great. Yay Luna!