Tuesday, 28 February 2012

CQ 10 again

Total disaster! I had to give up on the piece for CQ10 today. I just could not control the Lutrador on top of the cotton. I don't think I have ever tacked a piece so closely before quilting before, but even that didn't stop  the slippage. There is so much heavy stitching that its impossible to unpick it - so its in the bin.
I am however determined to have a second attempt and spent the afternoon creating a new background and trying out different possibilities using some of the pieces I had not yet added to the original piece.
 I then tried heat distressing the Lutrador before attaching or cutting it to shape. This provided the texture I had been looking to create without the bulk of the fabric behind and it was easy then to cut out the shapes I want from a whole sheet of distressed material. I'm really please with this technique and love the texture.
The texture really does suggest age and decay and I feel so much better about the piece than earlier!
The maxim - If at first you don't succeed, try and try again has been proved correct.

1 comment:

  1. Looks really good Sarah: just what I needed to read to get me going again (compositional problems and cold feet about discharge dyeing