Received these lovely ATCs in the mail today from Lorna in the UK. She couldn’t decide which one to send so sent both. I’m very lucky, thanks Lorna!
I’ve sadly neglected my Holey Moley course but was inspired to do a little yesterday. These are for this months topic: Textures. Above left: texture using the backing fabric which shrinks with a steam iron. Top right: Dale’s invention – Le Scrunch. Bottom right: the same fabric silver foiled and shrunk with hot water soluble. All worked well but I still prefer the Cloque technique.
Above top: shirring elastic wound tightly around a wire frame with scraps of fabric stitched over. Bottom left: same technique with grilon thread which shrinks when ironed. Bottom right: silk fabrics stitched on soluble vilene with grilon thread in the bobbin.
I’ve been trying to get my entry to Stitched and Bound 2010 done – it is going well so far but I have so many distractions at the moment with family etc. that I doubt it’ll be ready on time but if not I’ll try for another exhibition later on. At least I’m getting it made this time. For the 2008 one I had the fabric dyed and printed – and that’s as far as it got.