Sunday, January 01, 2012
Happy New Year and Welcome to January
If you have been checking out my latest Taster on Grilon you will have seen the piece I did on Tissutex. I wasn't entirely pleased with it as it didn't seem to shrink as much as I thought. Looking at it today I can see I forgot to use Grilon in the bobbin so of course it wouldn't shrink much. So I stitched another as I want to use it in my work. If you look at the piece above it takes up the frame.
This one is after shrinking in hot water and you can see how much it has shrunk. It's not a good photo but I am very pleased with it - it had been bothering me a little. Shows you must do all the right prep.
I have been stitching and layering with the embellisher today and then hand stitching which is good because I have been lazy about things, Too much on. I am working on a little series in preparation for my workshops in Melbourne. I also finished this little landscape. I am enjoying these.