Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Another step or two closer...

Apologies to anyone reading this blog who is not my C & G tutor - things must be looking a bit repetitive and dull by now. ("When will she be over this whole black and white thing?!" - trust me I am truly over it, but I still need to finish this module).

Anyway, I am now testing ways of obtaining thicker felt. I am still persisting at trying to build up thick felt from sheets of thinner felt. Here's six sheets sewn together making 6mm felt:

And here are 8 sheets creating 8mm felt (and thanks to my 8 year old daughter for her fabulous photography ... and my thumb is still there really underneath the ruler)

8mm felt

I have been producing more samples to create different tones in the final piece. This is some yarn that has been unravelled periodically.

Trying out a sort of darning effect:

I think this has possibilities - white thread sewn with whip stitch and then whip stitch in the alternate colour way (white underneath in the bobbin on a very loose tension, black thread on the top, normal tension)

This next piece is only the start of another whip stitch experiment. I want to add stitching and thread so that the tone graduates from light to dark down the cloth:

Yet another sample that will have more stitching probably:

I may do something more with this too:


Susan D said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I was sick of black and white by the time I finished this module.

Daniela said...

I love your interesting crescendo in black and white, my expectations about your soon-to-be bag are growing and growing, I tell you