I re-read dyeing text books. All that achieved were lots of ideas sparking and more frustration.
I rearraanged the fabric in the shop. That's one thing to be grateful for. I have a good supply of current designs on hand. Its just the new stuff that is on the backburner.
Fat Quarters and 1m Fabric Lengths
I also have a good supply of hand dyed clothes.
And the silk scraves I dyed for Mother's Day
I roped Alan to give me hand to try a different way of displaying the 2m Fabric Lengths. The Stitched models of my Needlework Designs are on the wall above.
I eventually decided that I could probably manage some simple embroidery. I have never made Art Dolls. I have lots of bits of fabric that I have been saving for these sorts of small projects.
I knew that the stitching would need to be easy. Not having your thumb and forefinger to grasp the hoop, fabric etc was going to be limiting.
I drew a simple womanly shape onto cardboard and traced around it. Then I tacked it onto calico so I could pop it into a hoop. Hera are the first 3.
Detail of 1
I plan to embellish with beads, add hair etc but at this stage decided I would just stitch.
I have tacked a few more onto calico. This took me 2 hours.
I enjoyed doing this part even though it took so long. Obviously as long as I have something to do with my hands I'm happy