Well, as soon as I'd posted that photograph of little S's favourite burger concoction (see previous post), the wheels had started in motion for creating a Harris Tweed version! Once I had it in mind, I just had to give it a go - and this is what I came up with. It is "actual size", constructed from separate components, just like a real burger roll - one Harris Tweed roll (in 2 halves!), one Harris Tweed burger (lightly stuffed!) and garnished with two felt embroidered cucumber slices and a little ketchup on the side. Little S wasn't very impressed with the addition of the ketchup, but I gave myself some artistic licence here! (he doesn't like ketchup!).
I added the 'sesame' seeds on top as I had to disguise the stitching holding the whole construction together. I had to sew through all the layers which was a bit of a feat, but it worked. My kids didn't like the addition of the sesame seeds but I think they were a necessary 'evil', if I can put it like that! It has a practical use as it would make a great pincushion (I stuffed it firmly) - my other half keeps complaining of finding pins everywhere!
I liked the fact that it's a real 3D piece and looks quite interesting from all angles - just like the real thing! My first genuine 'soft sculpure'! It's also very sturdy and chunky which I like. I must get 'S' to model it for me - he might need some bribery (it's the ketchup issue!).
Bye for now - hope you're having a nice day!