A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
"Study in Contrast"
After I had
been making my “Shabby Chic” scarves for
awhile, I decided to try using the technique to create a fabric collage.I love mixing textures and fabrics and
layering them, as I did to make the scarves, so why not use the same technique
to create a wall hanging? I could see
that there would be some slight modifications needed.For instance, instead of sandwiching the
fibers between layers of Sulky solvy, I started by using fabric for the bottom
layer, and then I placed other fabrics, yarns and ribbons on top.Then I pinned a piece of Sulky solvy on
top.Then I grid stitched the layers
together, rinsed out the Sulky solvy, and dried the collage.Once it was dry, I pressed it with a pressing
cloth (didn’t want the metallic fibers to melt!), then I fused it to a heavy
weight stabilizer, bound it and suspended by yarn loops on a piece of Juniper
wood from the wood pile.
I have done
a couple other pieces using this technique:
This one is very similar to the
"Study in Copper"
This one is
larger, and I suspended it on a Café rod.
love this technique, and I’m sure there are many ways to use it for other fun
projects. I have one more to show you,
so be sure to check my next post!