This is the first of my Fast Friday Fabric Challenge pieces, and the challenge was to make a piece inspired by the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. This happens to be a favorite of mine, memorized long ago; I was thrilled to dive into this project!
I chose the phrase “vorpal sword”, the weapon which the hero used to slay the Jabberwock. The sword itself is made from Angelina® fiber, and when my husband asked what the colorful swirling of dots around the sword was, my answer was the “vorpality” of the sword, hence the name of this piece.
I modeled the hand after my own, and finally found a use for the silver-swirled blue fabric as the cuff. Black satin frames the picture, with black tassels hanging from the corners, a bit of pewter Lumiere® paint emerging as a brillig touch for Jabberwock blood!
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