Sunday, May 19, 2013

The next project day 2

Well day 2 of the next stage anyhow...

Having spent 12 months making the lace as can be seen in earlier blogs, 3 meters has been attained and the work begins...

Day 1 was spent cleaning up the seam lines, adding the breather holes and generally preparing the skirt mould.  This one is a little different to the first, and I found it a little tricky to attach the lace, particularly the 'petticoat' layer of narrow lace.

Now the pirouette!

 I have put a makeup applicator next to the doll here to give some indication to her size...she will shrink to about 1/3 once she has had the 2 hot fires.  The sponge is used to pounce the wet porcelain into the lace.
Finally for today...I love the colours of Autumn...this pic was taken in the park near the Tamar Yacht Basin at Royal Park.  This is a popular place for locals and tourists alike with a 10 km boardwalk from here on the eastern bank to another popular park on the western bank.  There are several branches off the walk into the Gorge and city center and is popular also with the dog owners and sporties with playing fields and parklands and foodies with restaurants and bars in the precinct.
More lace next time...

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