Seeing as I had the camera out, I decided to do a floss toss with the existing DMC I have to see how the Houppelande design will go on the fabric I’ve selected.
As can be seen, Martina has purposely designed the clothing on a grey mannikin to show off the fabrics and clothing to best effect – the way it is done in a museum. I’ve done a floss toss below to check that the greys in the manikin “work” with the mottled greys in the fabric.
So what do you think? I’ve purposely taken the photo without a flash to give the best representation of how the colours look in real life in the lounge room on any given normal day.
Martina has provided a variation on the chart with “human” hands and face as can be seen here:
But to be honest, I don’t like the face. It looks like the face is painted on the grey slab manikin rather than having the contours associated with a proper three-dimensional head. Or maybe I’m just projecting.
Either way, if the greys work on the fabric, I will probably stitch the manikin. Or do what I did with Catherine of Aragon those years ago and leave her headless for months and months because I enjoy stitching the dress and then get side-tracked 🙂
Anyway thoughts, ideas, advice – please be honest!