Friday, 2 September 2011

Little Foxy

I am very inspired by might have noticed :)

Real, imagined, cute, funny, scary or sad; I seem to have spent most of my life drawing them, and writing about them and their adventures. I do love drawing people too, and have been working hard on drawing some actual real people lately (without even ears or tails), but when I sit down with pen and paper and no thoughts in my head...invariably an animal appears. So, with all these years invested in drawing animals I think I've picked up a few skills, and one thing I'm quite good at drawing is fur. Now that I'm a sewing addict too, I've been trying to represent animals in fabric in a number of different ways, but over the last few days I've decided I really need to bite the bullet and tackle fur. How can you represent fur colours, textures and direction with thread? It's so exciting for me, trying out a completely new way of doing something that is usually so familiar to me. The result? two little stitched foxes appeared. I didn't want to stitch every hair of the foxes fur, I just wanted to suggest it, because that's the way I draw as well. So here they are!
Fox number 1 with pink stitched outline
Detail of stitching, though the grey is difficult to see!
Fox number 2 with blue stitched outline
The brown and light blue stitched worked really well together!
You know, I'm pretty chuffed with how they turned out, but it's just a start, and I'd like to achieve more. I'm so excited about exploring fur with stitches, that I've got another two felt fox outlines already stitched on and waiting for some fur.

Yay fur and fabric!

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  1. This turned out so cute!! I love the little hair details!

  2. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love it. I've "pinned" it because it is so cute! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you are having a great week!