Monday, January 14, 2008

Lace


The other day I decided to use up some old rayon thread, so I started with a layer of heavy water soluble stabilizer then puddled the thread on it. The thread was variegated. After there was a nice layer, I put a thin water soluble stabilizer on top and machined it thoroughly. The heavy stablizer meant not having to use a hoop. The final stitching was done lightly with a metallic, so when the light hits it, there is a slight sparkle. Being rayon, it drapes nicely. I think I will use it for appliques.

7 comments:

Alis said...

What a glorious colour and I love the texture.

Homeleightigger said...

This is wonderful Sandy. I've read your post twice - am I right in 'reading' that you sandwiched a thick layer of threads (the puddle) between a thick and a thinner water soluble, then machined all over? What a successful piece - just beautiful. Val

Sue B said...

ooh very nice Sandy! Great color.

Doreen G said...

Lovely Sandy-I never throw out the threads that I pull of bobbins etc and I make fabric like this-as if I need more fabric but this is different.

Purple Missus said...

A great idea Sandy. This will make a wonderful background. Lovely colour too.

linda stokes said...

A beautiful thread fabric!

Debbi Baker said...

Beautiful Sandy! Such rich colour and texture.