Thursday, June 01, 2006


I've been messing around with soluble stabiliser.

I made a sandwich of stabiliser with snippets of various threads and some wisps of wool tops (roving)in the centre, hooped it and put in the sewing machine. Then I free machined all over it with polyester and metallic threads. Then I cut it into a square with a zigzag edge cutter, pinched the sides together in the centre and stitched them partway to make the shape. Finally I rinsed out the stabiliser leaving just enough to keep the fabric stiff, shaped it around a glass jar and left it to dry.

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arlee said...

So delicate and ephemeral! Lovely!

Nicky said...

Cool stuff! I like your ideas and the way you sculpt things. Your felt is lovely with the beadwork on too. What soluble stabiliser did you use? I am looking for a good one.