So, after spending a week with our Grandson here, I got back to Fillippa Flamingo. I actually had posted a progress shot on Instagram last week, which I will share here. Knew right away that the "hit or miss" was a much better way to go, for many reasons.
I did get more done on the neck before Jackson arrived, but pulled nary a loop while he was here. By the time he was ready for bed at night, so was I.
But back on track today and reminded about just HOW BIG this bird is. I took a "selfie" with me and Fillippa, just to show the scale. I am standing right in front of her - this is not one of the fake fishing shots. lol (I am definitely NOT a selfie expert, but figured this was a good reason to take one - or half one.)
With this much hooking done on the neck, I decided to do a little playing with the wing. I have collected some fun fabrics to create lots of texture. And got enough done this afternoon to show you a bit of a preview.
I took a close up shot so you can see all the fun tulle, bathing suit fabric and other proddy wool bits.
And here's a shot that shows the height of the "fun feathers" next to the hooked parts.
Trying now to figure out how to move all the fun stuff around the wing surface, so have had to do a count of strips of the fun stuff and then fill in with the other stuff. It's time consuming, but a nice break from the hooking.
Will update with progress as I go.