Monday, 25 April 2011

Stumpwork Assessment Peice - Element - Rosey (sub part 4)

I know I'm out of sequence with my elements for this project, but I have only just finished adding this element to my background and as she has to go on first, I thought I'd share her with you.

Introducing 'Rosey'
To refresh your memory, Rosey is the subject of my second assessment piece, which I am way behind on, and thought I had best get cracking on it.  So I've painted the path, which still needs added enhancements which will come shortly.

But my problem was how to make Rosey.  I had thought of kid leather, but couldn't find the right colour, so I thought I'd try my hand at needle lace again, not a big fan of it, as I'm not that good at getting my stitches even, but got to work and tried it. 
I first placed a photograph of Rosey (the one above) under some plastic adhesive, and sewed that to some backing fabric.

With a black pen I outlined Rosey and then couched a double strand of no 12 Perle cotton to the outline through the plastic and the background fabric.

I then proceeded from the nose to tail, detached buttonhole all of Rosey's body.  When I was finished, I made up Rosey's tan colour using some dyes, and when I was happy with the colour, and while it was still on the plastic I painted Rosey's tan bits.

Allowed it to dry overnight, and clipped her away from the plastic backing. I cut out her padding, and placed it in layers just on the path.  Do you think I got my colour right, I recon I got it spot on......

Rosey the subject and Rosey the piece.

I then sewed the layers into place. Using the photograph as a guide I added the nose and eye. Added her ear, and now all I just have to add is her collar and lead and Rosey's ready for another walk.
TTFN
Arlene

13 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Arlene, Your lace work of Rosey is a master piece. Beautiful work. Hugs Judy

Thelma said...

She looks great !

Rachel said...

You must be very pleased - that looks very effective!

BCD67 said...

Just wonderful!! Rosie looks like she's about to walk away!
Beryl

Sharon said...

Arlene, your Rosey looks fabulous!!! Tep I think you got the colours spot on... You are such a clever lady... You've got a gold star * from me :)

Anonymous said...

Well done! It looks great!
Celeste

Dozo said...

Arlene, what a great idea! This gives me inspiration! Greetings from the other side of the world :D
Marcella

Michaela Popish said...

Absolutely adorable dog; both of them! I would never have thought of using needle lace for this kind of project, but you've done a marvelous job with it!

Ruby said...

This is wonderful! You've captured Rosey perfectly!

ellen said...

you did a fantastic job!

Carol said...

That's so beautiful, Arlene. Zoe and Connor are visiting from Sydney and they've have been asking after Rosey and Echo. Zoe's with me now and enjoyed seeing what you're doing. Charles thinks it's great, too. You have, as Sharon says, caught the colours perfectly. Well done!

Vivienne said...

Wow Arlene. For someone who is not a fan of needlelace, you sure did a wonderful job. Rosey the subject and Rosey the piece are both gorgeous.

Annette said...

Hiya Arlene, what a fantastic job you've done of Rosey.. can't wait to see it in real life!!
hugs
Annette