Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Weaving, Layering and Texturing

12th November 2013

I was up very early this morning and started to play with my tea dyed fabrics in various ways and 3 hours just disappeared!!


I started with a piece of hessian..


..pulled out some threads...


..and added braided cotton and scrim, don't know what I am going to do with this but I had fun making it!


I pulled some threads from another piece of natural hessian and used my dyed threads for some weaving. This is much simpler but could be used for a book cover maybe...


Next made braids, then joined them together at each side and in the middle. I took 2 pieces of scrim, different textures, and a strip of silk and wove them through the 'holes'. This is quite a thick piece and I like the mix of firm braids with with flimsy fabrics.


This is my last and favourite sample...


I selected natural hessian, linen scrim, cotton scrim and used knotted yarn to couch. I pulled threads from all the fabrics and frayed the edges and overlapped varying rectangular shapes and stitched. I felt this needed something else and decided on a silk flower. To make this I roughly cut 6 layers of tea dyed silk, arranged them and stitched in the centre to secure.

I had prepared 2 designs for my Christmas cards and stitched and assembled..
..3 layers of silk paper stitched with gold thread..


..a jolly robin made from felt, stitched on hessian...


..now I am off for a walk because the sun is actually shining!