… of the cloth sketchbook project:
A little surreal, perhaps, but since this is a story about travelling to the land where dreams are made, I think a little surrealism is acceptable in this case. Essential, even.
The Mona Lisa stencil made itself useful again. I found, to my surprise and delight, that if you tape a stencil to the surface of a cloth (this was worked in a hoop), you can actually stitch through the gaps if you’re careful enough. Chiffon is difficult to draw on, so this method obviated the need to mark the fabric in any way. The facial features are worked in very close rows of split stitch, with seeding stitches to outline.