Thursday, May 15, 2008

More on May TIF

It's taken some trial and error but I think I have a working design. The funky things around the eye are eyelids that wouldn't stay in place when I pinned them--but those little bits are what most need pinning.

I've learned when working with layers of felt like this you need to start with the top layer and work down. So that's my plan.

This took more trial and error than I had expected and I now have several felt hands and fingers, hearts and paisleys in various colors in my scrap bin.

I also went down and pulled out some pastel Medici wools to work with, too. I'm not sure what I'll use when I begin stitching. Probably a combination. I still need a pupil for my eye.

2 comments:

Pat Winter said...

I do love your "Hamsa" and remember a gal I worked with named "Fatima" jokingly say it referred to as "Hand of Fatima". She wore a pendant like that.
Yours is lovely and can't wait to see it finished. I could see a whole quilt built around the Hamsa as a center
piece. Hmmmmmmm

Jane said...

Working with felt is so much fun! You can really get a feel of what the piece is going to look like, even though I know there is a lot of work left on it. I like the pastels.

Jane