If you would like to know what these vessels, shown in my last blog are created from, you’ll find them in Lesson 4 on the d4Daisy website, the freebie lessons for anyone who has a copy of ‘Stitching the Textured Surface’. This lesson is not due out until Jan 14th but I will tell you that they are not rusted fabric.
Hope that keeps you guessing for a bit longer. :)
Also on my last blog I mentioned how I was going to take some better shots of the wasps nest. So off I trotted to the garage only to find that it had been manhandled – although this has been strenuously denied – and the outer casing is now in a dozen different pieces. Still, at least it saved me the trouble of slicing it open to see what was on the inside, which is this.
More about the wasps nest in a minute.
I’ve been sorting, mounting and labelling a whole pile of samples and finished pieces ready to take with me for the talk I am giving and came across these rusty pieces.
This one is just a background of rusted cotton fabric with rusted scrim on the top, which has been stitched down then slashed.
This one has also been stitched and slashed. It is rusted baby wipes, ten of them piled on top of each other before being stitched. This has really altered the colouring and the feel of the wipes. I’m sure it would be hard for anyone to tell exactly what the fabric is.
But it was this one that caught my eye. Again, it is rusted baby wipes, dozens of them put through the pleater/smocking machine using fine wire as the thread.
This is a close up without the distraction of the wavy edges and the wires.....
.....which put me in mind of a way of interpretating this, the wasps nest, into a textile piece.
Different colouring of course and possibly different fabric – definitely something to think about.
I’m off to see some ‘wine angels’ shortly. I’ll try to take some photos. I would have given my eye teeth to do this (when I was younger and slimmer and more athletic). Where’s ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ when you need him. *LOL*