While the oven was self-cleaning Sunday afternoon, the post-mortem to Saturday night’s cheese explosion at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, I played it cool up in my workroom.
freeform threading and couched words
I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but I like the random connections of thread, yarn, tulle and other miscellaneous fibers. More surface design could be added in the way of beads, buttons or a layer of netting. This sample is airy, light and flexible. It could even be molded into a three dimensional shape.
threadwork on fabric backing
Here’s a variation of the technique using scraps of yarn, tulle, satin cording and variegated embroidery thread, but this time I applied the design to a piece of black fleece fabric. The result is a firm, yet soft fabric that would stand up to machine washing and hard wear, although the technique takes the stretchiness out of the fleece.
It also prevents the fleece from pilling, and the backside acquires a nice quilted texture.
I didn’t care for the variegated thread all that much. I think solid colors or even invisible thread would work better. Really, using that stuff is just like knitting with a gorgeous yarn colorway that never reproduces itself as beautifully as it does while it’s all wound together in the skein.
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