Tuesday, 28 February 2012
In which I finish the silver fox
They're completed! I finished my silver fox on Sunday, and added constellations in the form of little white French knots. You can get brownie points if you spot the constellations!
Overall, I'm really pleased with this. I achieved what I wanted to - to learn how to do silk shading and work with metallic thread. I like the way they almost look like constellations themselves, and that the silver fox is almost ghostly. I was wondering if I should have padded the silver fox, but Mr P said he liked the way you could see bits of the dark fabric under the thread, it made her look more ethereal.
If I were to do this again, I'd do the back of the silver fox differently. I used different threads, partly to create different textures, and partly to get experience working with different threads. I also used brick stitch with coloured cotton to see what they would look like. If I were to do this again, I'd use just the Jap thread, and not use coloured cotton, but do the fur in a wavy pattern.
So, overall, dead chuffed with this. Thanks for the inspiration, Bjork!