Thursday, January 21, 2010
Little Studio Mojo Dolls
A fun idea was recently passed along to me.... why not create a little doll for the studio that could be jazzed up with all the things you like, and therefore give you creative boost. This little doll was to be instilled with lots of positive mojo.
Liking the idea, I set off, and having some new interfacing products I want to test for ease of use and beading this seemed perfect. And, after all, two would be better than one.
The test began with selecting a red and pink silk similar in weight and texture for the test. You can see this in pictures here.
Each of the sampled products:
Sulky Tender Touch
Pellon 865F Bi-Stretch Lite
Each of these were stitched together and subjected to a bit of machine & hand stitching that proved very similar results.
Both worked well, but I do have at least one more to test -
Pellon Designer Lite (for another day).
I went on to embellish these two little dolls and had a great time weaving yarns to make each of them a shield.
Look for the little weaving step-outs later this week.
I do hate having to run these tests but manufacturers stop making materials, or change 'the recipe' which then makes finding a good alternative necessary.
At least this time its been FUN, too!