As I've mentioned previously, my younger sister Theresa is a very talented seamstress, and has made clothing for her family members for years. I was especially enthralled with some of the ethnic fabrics she was using when making 'dashikis', scarves, vests, skirts, traditional African tam hats/caps and other items of clothing. The colors and patterns were very bright or bold/vivid and I was inspired!! I also LOVE the challenge of making a matching or coordinated patterns.
She had this animal striped material that couldn't quite be categorized as being 'tiger' or 'zebra' striped, it was a bit of a combination of both. It was also printed with different 'mask' designs, coincidentally the same 'mask' patterns that were on the other fabrics I had done designs for. As I have mentioned before, the large mask pattern has given me a challenge that I haven't quite met, but I feel I did a fairly good job in representing the other designs.
There is a pattern in the fabric of an ethnic mask that reminds me of 'Batman', try as hard as I might to look or name it anything else, Batman is the only thing I can come up with. The pin pictured here is done in size 15/0 glass Japanese Hex beads. Yes, I have done the design in the size 11/0 22k gold Delica's and glass beads, but keep in mind that it will be a bit wider, larger , and more expensive than the Hex pin..
I also have a African American 'saucer' style tie hat (size med), a large scarf (trimmed with black fringe), and a wrap mini- skirt (size med) in this fabric. Just contact Sunshine if you want any of these items.
Both pins have been SOLD but can be reproduced.
Batman Mask Pin In Delica -
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