Wednesday, January 28, 2009
No. 16 fiber applique
Not much progress this week; I've begun couching the first layer of fibers (the big dark blue pile on the right) to follow some of the structural lines I quilted on the piece. Lighter fibers will be layered on top of these as I progress. I saved all the snips and tails of the holographic/metallic Sulky thread I used to machine-quilt the piece (that's what's in the plastic bag) and I'm recycling those for the hand work.
I'm having a hard time resisting the urge to tack down everything (the point of using dimensional fibers like these is to let some of it hang free, but it looks messy to me.) I also hate the dark blue on the piece even though I know it's necessary to give the illusion of depth. Right now it's stick city, but I hope it will look a little better as I layer on more/lighter yardage.