Friday, September 19, 2014

A dragonfly joins the wilderness group

Here's the latest in the wilderness group: a dragonfly.  The body is felt, overlaid with sparkly ribbon like the lizard (and the luna moth) so he will fit in to the scheme.  The head and thorax will be stitched and probably beaded. There will be more stitching on the body, too. The wings will be a separate item, wired and as transparent as I can make them, still need to figure out what to use there.  So this is where we are. 

My original drawing is seen in there.  I made it in fine point pen, then went over it with a marker so as to see it through the base fabric to trace it.  Then I cut out the shape so as use it as a pattern to make the felt body correctly, and the ribbon overlay.  There will be goldwork, and beading, too before we're through.


margaret said...

this is going to be another beauty.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Organza is always a good option for wings - perhaps a recycled scarf?