I have had this double headed snake for many years.
It started life as part of a large batik I made some fifteen years ago. The cloth faded badly so I machine stitched the snake with the intention of either re-dying then stitching the original cloth or painting it. It has been waiting for me to do so ever since. A month or so ago I dug out my lovely snake, thinking she would fit onto this cloth perhaps but was very wary of cutting it from the original cloth -what if it all fell apart??? Last week, after finishing crow and before starting the seeds and a tree I think, I decided to just go for it. I cut her from the cloth!
My original thoughts were around trying to fit her onto the cloth intact – that was just not going to work ….. so….. after taking a very deep breath …. I cut her up so that I could place her appropriately onto this cloth. I faffed about for ages, placing bits here and there, pinning, maneuvering, hanging it on the wall for days until I was satisfied.
I have now stitched the pieces in place and am more than happy with the result.
I shall take a clearer picture of the whole cloth once the wind here dies down … could be a while.