CREATING THE NAIVE PORTRAIT
If you don't have an existing drawing, sketch a simple self-portrait in thick, black marker pen on paper. Or if an existing drawing is too complex, photocopy it and pick out the main outlines on the copy in thick black marker pen. Tape the drawing to a flat surface.
TRANSFERRING THE DRAWING
Tape a piece of calico over the drawing. Using, the removable fabric marker pen. mark out the seam allowance and cutting lines. Sketch the outline of the drawing onto the calico and colour it with fabric crayons (A). Colour scraps of fabric and net with crayons for applique use. Fix the colours, using the manufacturer's directions.
EMBROIDERING THE DESIGN
Place the calico in the embroidery hoop. Work running stitch and stem stitch around the outlines of the design. Weave thread between the rows of stitches to create hair. Stitch on applique and buttons, as desired (B)