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, March 23, 2016
It Never Rains...
Dress crisis (my daughter is to be married in a few days time)
Funeral (I am only going to make friends with young healthy people, I think)
And a student graciously gave me a cold, so I'm coughing and wheezing like a particluarly cross grampus
On the whole, it may be time for bed, but here's the latest
I thought it might be nice to do some handwork
Mark a grid (1 inch intervals here)
With a doubled thread, pickup a square of points, with the needle facing inwards at each corner
Draw the thread up and fasten off with an over-stitch
Keep on keeping on, picking up each set of four in fairly systematic fashion.. Let the thread sit untightened between the groups. This is the Top Side, and could be tidier
And here the Underneath.. I prefer this, so might try it again with the connecting threads run on the other side
This time, I drew circles in slightly random fashion
Hand-stitch around, but don't draw them up till you have done all of them
Pull.. Start in the middle?
You know that one about reducing the stash? The fabric gets Real Small, Real Fast
Hoping I feel better tomorrow.. Sleep well!