That's why I broke my "No-New Challenges" rule to try out this Evolon for C&T Publishing. Evolon is a new interfacing they are carrying that is a microfiber with a hand like suede. It stitches and paints up wonderfully. They sent me a half yard to play with and after a bit of brainstorming I decided to make a mirror frame.
Today I spent most of my studio time practicing with different design ideas. Since I only had a half yard of the Evolon, I used felt to work out some ideas. Finally, I came back to flowers and leaves and curves which is a long time doodle theme of mine. I did end up layering it with a cotton batt - mostly for stabilization.
|The Colors are a bit off - its a bit more blue and purple then the magenta this reads!|
Looking at it though - it seemed like it was missing something. The microfiber works up nicely but doesn't have the texture that an organic fiber has - so I thought I would add some hand stitching. I first wanted to use my 12 wt Aurifil wool but couldn't find a needle that had a big enough eye for the wool and a sharp enough point to get through the Evolon. So went back to a 40 wt King Tut - doubling it up to give it a little beef.
I need to finish this up tomorrow so I can get it into the mail tomorrow. Its due to C&T by next week and I don't want it to be late! I'll post the finished piece on Monday!
So what have you been up to creatively?