12 apr 2010

Here she goes!


The second assignment of my embroidery course was harder. We had to mix embroidery and paper. At the beginning I was very excited because I knew from the first moment that I could finally use those Impressionists stamps that I bought a few years ago at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. As I mostly love the Charing Cross Bridge by Monet, I chose to stick to that palette and go for a soft pink hat profile and gray hair.
Stitching on stamps paper was difficult because of its thickness. It breaks if you pierce too hard with your needle. That's why the right bottom part is not perfect...
I decided to do a side braid and I am really pleased with the result. It has been my first time filling and I think it's really beautiful (and also my teacher says so!).
Altough I love the result, I feel it is not done yet. I feel it lacks something. My teacher says I have to think of her as a character and, as I used stamps, as a traveller. What would a traveller wear on her hat?
I'm mumbling over the asnwer... if you'd like to share ideas they would be highly appreciated!

2 commenti:

didyoumakethat ha detto...

Would she have ticket stubs poking out from the ribbon band of her hat - from trains, hotels, planes? What a great and thought-provoking project.

didyoumakethat ha detto...

Would she have ticket stubs poking out from the ribbon band of her hat - from trains, hotels, planes? What a great and thought-provoking project.