Type of item: Home Decor
silk waste, vintage fabric, dupioni silk.
What was your inspiration?
I had this idea of using the silk waste threads for hair, it was so shiny and pretty. I first drew the outline and painted it with watercolor to get an idea. Then I used muslin for a base and chose fabric from my stash to create the clothes. I also used a vintage lace doily for the table. I machine and hand stiched the body of the work and used thread painting (i am new to this) and very carefully painted the face.
What are you most proud of?
A finished piece that looks professional, as a beginer to free motion quilting and thread painting I was happy I did not mess the face up!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Plan your ideas in advance using a sketch book. I scan and save all my projects so I can reproduce the pattern. I do like to switch them up so they are all one of a kind.