Tuesday, February 12, 2008
"Celtic" Fabric Doll Page
This is the second page of my fabric doll book. Hubby, who is Scottish/Irish and knows about these things, says it has a Celtic feel to it. For this one, I again used only fabric remnants given to me by others and nothing from my "own" stash.
I have learned something very important. Do not overlook and discard any fabric just because it doesn't have immediate appeal. I may not like a pattern or a colour as a whole, but when I start cutting and rearranging the elements, it can become something totally different and appealing. It just requires a bit of thought.
Her collar/crown is an excellent example. It's from a 70s? vintage cotton that I wasn't too excited about. Compare the original swatch with the end result.
Since St Patrick's Day is next month, I am going to use this image for my March Greeting Card. It seems so appropriate because it's green and the face, collar, and crown brings to mind a Celtic cross and a four-leaf clover.