Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Decision Time on a Work in Progress

I've been working on a few new designs for the fall shows so I don't bore the attendees with the same ol' same ol'. One new idea was to to do another fantasy creature such as a unicorn or pegasus, but that idea devolved into just a horse to keep things a bit simpler. A horse this tiny is hard enough.
The pattern now designed, debugged, sewn and stuffed turned out well enough and I was pleased with the dyed job - never a predictable thing. Now comes the decision I've been putting off. How to do the main and tail? Shall I use beads again, like all my previous ornaments? Shall I use some mohair yarn or maybe dye up some mohair locks? Or should I go through my art yarn stash?
Oh heck, I'm too tired right now, I'll put it off until another day.


Anonymous said...

MMMMmmm...the colors in that fabric are *lovely*

I'd vote for the yarn stash, but I'm always trying to clean out my own, so I may be a bit biased!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

I love the dappled texture the dyeing creates. Regardless of yarn or mohair, I would be inclined to put some strands of coordinating beads amongst the locks of mane and tail. Not only pretty and interesting texture, but a sense of continuity with the prior art works.

littlebitwired said...

I think total stash party! Yarn, ribbon, beads, buttons... use it all... if the colors are working use it.