Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Here is yesterday's piece. When I finally made time to add it last night I couldn't find my camera. I'm in Taos teaching at my yearly retreat and made this yesterday morning in the Deconstructed Lutradur class that I was teaching. The smaller photo shows it before the Lutradur was melted and the larger photo shows the finished piece.
It's an easy process with a layer of collaged fabrics in warm colors set down on the green batting. The fabric layer is then covered with a layer of painted Lutradur and it's all pinned in place. Then I stitched it all with designs that yielded stitch that is about 1/2" apart. Then I couched on some fiber swirls and hit the whole thing with a heat gun to lace up the Lutradur and reveal the warm colored fabrics below.
I like the piece well enough, especially the lovely warm/cool play of colors, but I wish that I had not added the fiber swirls until after I had heated the Lutradur. Then I would have done them in a color that would have contrasted more.
Hopefully I'll find time between classes to do today's piece. If so, I'll talk to you later tonight.