The other day, Jay posted a photo of his dining room table, so I thought I’d show you the current state of mine:
In the above photo, you’ll see all the materials required to make the felt foundation for a beaded Boston trolley car. There is lots of felt, Pellon interfacing, clear vinyl, scissors, a beading needle, nylon thread, a fabric pen, a tape measure, glue, my enlarged sketch, and a couple of circuit boards. After quite awhile, a few felt shapes emerged from that mess. They will be stitched to the underside of felt body of the train car.
I’m trying to build up the body just a bit so that it appears dimensional. There are 5 felt layers so far, but I may add a few more eventually. The bottom layer will be the shadow beneath the train. I have also left room for the wheels, but I’m not sure what material I’ll use for those yet.
Just like the real Green Line T, it’s taking awhile to leave the station. :0