from a walk and its now lovely and sunny I am about to start sewing.
Animals are progressing nicely so I thought I would share some images of
work in progress. I have constructed the deers antlers out of wire and
then stitched a dyed cashmere jumper to it, it reminds me of a deers
antlers when they have a furry surface. He is quite proud of his antlers
as they are quite large so nothing to a be ashamed of !! The base of
the deer is upholstered and stuffed so very firm giving him plenty of
support. I then cover it with old vintage scraps of fabric sewing into
them, they almost evolve into costumes or certainly have elements of
costume. i then have to decide if they are having fur stoles , shrugs
or scarves but it really depends on the rest of the figure. Occasionally
darning occurs if holes appear,
but that all adds to the richness of the figure. They are not meant to
be perfectly dressed but almost as if they have gathered scraps of
fabric to clothe themselves occasionally having caught them on brambles
whilst foraging in the woodland.