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Frida Kahlo Mystical Pyramid of Mexico »
InstructionsThe face can be embroidered or drawn with fabric marker.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Whimsical
Cotton fabric, lace, embroidery thread, stuffing
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, 1948 in which she wraps a Tehuana dress around her head. I originally started out as making it more like another cloth Matryoshka doll, but didn't like the bowling ball shape. Pyramids in Mexico are considered very spiritual. Frida & Diego not only collected ancient carvings but they build a small pyramid in their backyard and built a fireplace in the house to resemble one. The two images came together. It's something I will revisit later.
What are you most proud of?
After making the white lace over pink fabric (similar colors to the original painting) I almost gave up. I thought it looked too sweet, but I couldn't put it aside. So I finished it. I like it, it's a start. I did enjoy embroidering her face and using the lace.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be free whenever you create anything.