Monday, 4 September 2017

More on Venice

You may remember that I'm in a textile group called Traverse and we are working towards our first exhibition: Destinations.

I was searching for something (can't remember what now!), when I came across these squares.   And as the inspiration for them is Venice I thought I might be able to use them for our exhibition.

I can't believe it's over 12 months since I posted about this fabric I had printed and was initially going to make into a book.  But by this post it was going to be a hanging.

So now I've started working on the squares again.  I had already added some stitching.  The black bit on the bottom left hand square is rather too heavy and some of the squares still needed some added bits and some more stitching.

With the added extras and stitching

A close-up of some of the stitching

Pinned ready for some machine quilting.

I tried the machining and it looked dreadful so I unpicked it.  I auditioned the squares on several pieces of background fabric and decided on this.

But then what to do?

The possibilities are:
  • Cutting up the background fabric into strips and piecing it to the squares.
  • Sewing the squares to the background fabric either by hand or machine.
  • Sewing the squares to the background fabric with some wadding between the square and the background. either by hand or machine.
  • Adding wadding and a backing fabric and machine quilting based on one of the above.
  • Using deep stretched canvases and putting each square of fabric on as a tile.
Thinking time!

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice

1 comment:

  1. It's good to see you working on these squares, rather than them lingering in the back of a cupboard. I look forward to finding out what comes next.

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