Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Water hanging progress



I am away with the start of my water hanging. I started the central panel today. I layered up the taffeta with kunin felt and then stitched the thread down for the ripple. I then free machined the whole. It is about 50 cm square. I put up the two pictures, one with the flash and one without.The one without the flash shows the ripple well and the one with the flash shows the way the heat gun has made the nice texture I have been working on the last few months. I felt that the felt didn't pull up the fabric as much on this piece. This is the biggest I have doneand perhaps it doesn't work so well on large pieces? I am not sure. I need to embellish this with beads now and then make the gathered pieces that hold this. I also want to make some slips to position around the edge of this piece to integrate it tothe gathered areas. (see model in previous posts)

4 comments:

Sue B said...

Beautiful! Have you noticed a difference in the way different colored Kunin felts reacts to heat?

StegArt said...

Looking great! I have heard that different colors of Kunin react differently to heat.

Judy Scott said...

Its all a little bit of a gamble when youre working with heat and felt and the joy is not knowing how your finished piece is going to look ~ this is looking fabulous and look foward to seeing the next stage. Are you working with silk taffeta (drooling) or poly.
And I love the vessel in your previous post ~ so creative, xx Jude x

Carol said...

Love the look of this, wonderful texture, look forward to the finished piece