Made for the CDMUK Internet group challenge I was unsure whether I should make a Romantic Goth or a Modern Goth. I knew I wanted to give her little boots and lacy black stockings, so the traditional long flowing romantic Goth dress would not show these off to best advantage.
In the end I made her face and this immediately said Modern Goth with attitude!
I added nose rings and eye brow rings with embroidery thread, painted tattoo and black, silk clothes with a spikey trim to give the idea of spider's webs.
Her hair, initially meant to be a Marabou feather ended up as eye lash yarn.
As she won joint 1st prize I gave her a tiny 1st rosette on her left wrist.
Her pattern featured in Cloth Figure Quarterly magazine and is now available to buy on-line.
I called her Sophie as a tribute to the young woman, Sophie Lancaster, who tragically lost her life because she dressed as a Goth.
|I also later made a Raggy Romantic Goth and a Prim
I used the Barbara Willis 'Annie' pattern
as a basis of the Raggy Romantic Goth.|
- I've been designing and making textile figures for many years. I have also recently taken up knitting and crochet again after a lengthy break
and I'm LOVING IT! Textile Creations UK (http://textilecreationsuk.
blogspot.com) is my new website/ Blog, which includes all my knitted, crocheted, sewn, woven textile creations.