zaterdag 21 december 2019

mudskipper ...

finally got my "samplodicus" for Pam's class finished !

I thought of a critter
that would be "real" and "not-real"
and came up with the mudskipper ...

(Saw a Star Trek episode years ago
where Captain Janeway turned into a giant one,
but it wasn't the best of episodes, haha !)

Two days ago I showed all the parts
that needed to be prepared first
BEFORE  I even could think of starting the real work.

After that
all I can say that it went rather quick then.
(just some consideration what to do first ...)

Meet the samplodicus Mudskipper
several techniques (8) in one critter.

Here he is belly up ...
(and stuffed with paper towels)

The VERY fine white merino (16 mic) I used
for the biggest part of the body
gave me, like it did before, some trouble
Because the plastic template I use is also white
I can hardly see it the layers of wool
are thick enough ...

Result : a nearly hole ... 

I made a tiny piece of the flimsiest prefelt ever
and stitched it with linen thread
on the inside of the body !

Not so big after all !

Mudskipper with templates used

8 opmerkingen:

  1. what a delightful looking chap he is. He looks as though he should have the most delicate of sparkly fishing rods hanging from one of his antennae to catch, what, star hoppers perhaps?
    Merry Christmas and Solstice to you and your family Els, always a pleasure to come and visit your inspiring creative space xx

    1. Hahaha, don't know if and what he will be catching, Kat !
      Thanks very much Kat : merry Christmas to you all too (hope it's not too wet down there ...)

  2. Supertoll, dein kleiner schräger Mudskipper! ♥♥♥
    Wunderschöne Feiertage dir und deiner Familie, liebe Els!

    1. Liebe Gabi, danke dir und auch schöne Feiertage für euch !

  3. Els, das ist ja großartig geworden. Sieht sehr kompliziert aus. Ich bin beeindruckt.
    Ein schönes neues Jahr für dich und deine Lieben.

    1. Ja Doris, ein bisschen kompliziert schon, aber am Ende war alles so wie ich wollte ...
      Wieder was dazu gelernt !

  4. (((Els)) what a beauty & Happy New Year from the Land Down Under!

    1. Yes, early bird : Happy New Year to you Mo and Old Man Crow !!!