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Thursday, April 26, 2007

First Trials with the Salvaged Fabrics - Problem Solving

Working with stretchy knit fabric is challenging. It moves as you sew it. On the other side of the coin, it does not fray when cut. Here are my first efforts combining the knit fabric with the polymer clay faces. I am learning a lot about using these materials - both of which are new to me. These are "fertility dolls" or totems. I think I can improve on their design. Next, I will do some stamping and screen printing on this salvaged fabric. Stay tuned.
This is a small quilt - 8 1/2 by 11. It needs something more, but was my first experiment with layering and cutting the knit fabric. I thought it might curl when cut, as some knits do, but this lays flat.

2 comments:

joyce said...

I have sewn miles of stretch fabric. Some of it, if you cut it across the grain and stretch it, will roll and can be used for couchnig. I sewed mostly clothing but there are lots of other things you can do as you know. Love the little fertility dolls.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

My first visit to your blog, and I love it. your work is gorgeous. Hope to be back soon.