RSN Applique – Circle of Life: Life – Part 2

‘Life’ is the second part of a ‘Circle of Life’ triptych, which is stumpwork  (mainly the leaves and the bumblebee) and a lot of applique.  The techniques used range from smocking for the halo, cord making, a variety of edging including frayed, raw, couched, turned and trailing.  Plus applied embellishment.  The background was handpainted using water colour paints and a variety of fabrics were used.  ‘Life’ is made up of characters within my family that I have transmogrified into animal forms.  The symbols are mathematical symbols for alpha beta, which also conveniently depict my parents initials.  

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Finished Piece

 

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Stage 1. The background is in and the padding is being built up for the wings and face.  I am also trying to decide on a layout for the added appliqued flowers.
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Stage 2. The padding for the head is attached over the applied smocking halo.
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Stage 3. My little red fox is made in Moon fabric wool not felt.  I am very pleased with his expression and overall apperence, including his turkey rug tail tip.
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