I’ve been fighting a cold the last few days and yesterday I decided to take the day off and just relax. For me, stitching a ridiculously detailed robot which I’m designing as I go is relaxing. Really. I watched Sense and Sensibility for the umpteenth time and stitched. Here is the result…
This is the initial sketch. P and I worked on it together from a drawing book that he has. He picked which parts of each robot he wanted to include. I especially wanted to include the braaaains. I cut out the felt for the legs, shoulders and body.
I should point out that once I finished the legs I realized the body and shoulders were going to have to be bigger so back to the cutting board. When I ran out of orange, red “hi-lights” were selected. Planning is for suckers.
I worked on the head right away, to see how the brains turned out. The face is all from small watch parts found at the craft store. The bubble is from a toy from a quarter machine somewhere.
The brains are bits of felt roving twisted and twisted until they twisted in on themselves then felted together with a felting needle. This was the most fun and I may have to make more brains for another project.
The whole thing came together really nicely. The whole thing has a pipe cleaner armature. He stands on his own quite nicely. I love the shape of the legs. His name is Ortis Brainiac p. 9.5.