Ok, so promised textiles, and textiles it is, just not necessarily historical ones. You’ll have bear with me at the moment, I’ve got magazine stuff to write and classes to prep and kids costumes to make, so as light relief I’m allowed two days each week working on something utterly pointless to stop me stressing out.
So I picked up the fairytale coat. Dragon is done, and I’ve decided not to add scales. Time to finish the landscape beneath him.
As you can see I’ve been working on the left hand side
The idea was to add as many fairytale/ nursery rhyme/ myth elements to this landscape as possible, but I also don’t want it looking too bitty. I think maybe I’ll work in a few more green lines like the one round the bottom of the ridiculously phallic tower to tie it together.
I tried twice to work the pied piper on the left, dancing away in the opposite direction to the carriage, but I picked him out twice. I might try replacing him with a satyr.
There is something hugely satisfying about French knot sheep.
The frog is called Gareth. I keep kissing Gareth but he refuses to turn into a handsome prince. I think he’s doing it just to awkward.
I’m not entirely sure that harness the mice are wearing would effectively allow them to pull that carriage without strangulation. Then again I’m not sure the laws of physics apply to mice pulling a pumpkin.
I fancy working in a naked emporer if I can find some wool the right colour. Gareth says this is just because I want to embroider willies, but I planned to make him so fat no one would be able to see his dangly bits.
It needs more random Witches Trolls and Fairies, after all, it wouldn’t be the internet without a lot of random WTF…or a family wedding, for that matter.