This time I created a new image with the same fabrics I had left over from last time. It's a very fun process, to almost randomly assembling little scraps here and there, until it feels right.
I am not making a drawing before I start. Wouldn't have to patience for that. I am drawing with the fabric itself.
The girl is embroidered with silk (my grandmother's silk) with a very simple stitch. Even here I don't make a sketch. I see her face in my mind. And my hands follow that 'print.' I don't mind if she turns out differently. It's about the process, not necessarily about the result.
My girls have a mind of their own. I took the skirt apart a few times - even after working on one a whole afternoon - because my flower girl wanted to have more ribbons and an apron.
The textile collage is attached on a canvas that is ready to hang on the wall. If desired it could be framed, but I like it just the way it is.