Monday, August 15, 2005
Detail coral rockpool
This is the piece of fabric which I painted on Saturday but now stitched and quilted. I thought the fabric was too bright and needed toning down, so I transfer dyed a piece of polyester transparent fleece in a royal blue and turquoise and laid that over the fabric and then cut away. I like the way the squiggle lines came out and will try some more of this- I have in mind doing a drawing and then cutting away and seeing what it looks like. I really need a heat press though as the iron is not the best way to transfer the dye onto the polyester fleece. I would also really like to get a hold of some 30 weight machine embroidery thread- the slightly thicker thread sits more on the surface where as the 40 weight seems to sink in more and disappear.