As I have already pointed out, I am completely hooked on hand applique. This week, I wanted to see if I could create a design/pattern from an original drawing I did. This is based on an image from an old hockey card. The block is really a tribute to a group of guys who range in age from mid 50's into their 80's who hit the ice 3 times a week playing full 90 minute games.......talk about dedication. Notice the white hair?
Back when these guys began playing the game as kids they did not wear helmets and did not have the fancy, flashy equipment our athletes now use. You just gotta know that these guys will all be cheering on Canada as they go for Olympic Gold later today.
I have to say that I am fairly pleased with how this came together.........I learn new things with each project I tackle.
The striped effect on the socks and jersey was created using red SetaColour paint on white cotton. The face detail was drawn with pigma pens and colour pencil. Dimension was added to the hair by thread painting with white and pale grey thread. Some simple embroidery takes care of details like skate laces and blades.
This weeks CPP word is Pair..........so many choices. Well lets see, in the block you will find a pair of gloves, eyes, socks, skates, pants, laces.....you get the idea.
But this doodle is of my favourite pair of thread snips. I have probably used these nearly everyday since they were purchased in 1974. I have bought other pairs over the years ...but you know, the old saying "They just don't make em like they used too." is so very true.