|Timaru Star II #378|
How glad I am to be able to indulge, then.
|#378 was originally built for the PAS.|
|TSII #378, Birds Eye view|
|Off serape, After (2018)|
|Near serape, Before (1995)|
|Bottom side of pony medallion, before setting|
|Top side of same pony. Prongs are hard to see, due to angle of shot.|
The corona blanket was very challenging, because it came at the end, when the artist's vision is just about drained (and they are looking ahead to something else!). The original was made of pompoms, and while there is value in retaining original equipment, in this case the temptation to use advanced technology was too great. (I.e. Melody's type of corona was SO much better!) I found an LRB (Lorrie Batchelor?) blanket in my spares box. Thank the god of forgotten purchases!! -- I couldn't have made a corona on my own in the time frame I had set. With a lot of fiddling, because the corona was too big but fortunately had a fender gap, I made it smaller. This view is of the process of the darting, having peeled back the chamois lining part way:
Unless and until they, too, need restoring.
On to NaMoTackMo! and beyond: future sales pieces.