Monday, November 24, 2008
Red & Green Doll
Here's my latest doll. This one has lots of embroidery, most of which, you cannot see in this photo, even if you click on it for the enlarged view.
I followed the vertical lines of the body with some gold metallic thread so it shimmers in the light. It's my first experience with metallic thread and I don't like it very much. I like the sparkle but how are you supposed to work with this three-ply thread? It's a real struggle to thread a needle. I finally gave up and used a single strand. Even then you have to be careful because each single strand is some kind of a metal fibre wrapped around a weak cotton or acrylic fibre. It's not very flexible and can easily break. If anyone can enlighten me, please let me know.