6.07.2005

More adventures in Fuzing


We are going to have a dyefest tomorrow (I still don't have a better word for this activity) and I was grubbing about in the Unsatisfactory bag for things to be overdyed and I came across two nice pieces that I had painted and NOT dyed. The silver circles were painted on a piece of heavy cotton twill that shines once it's ironed. The gold spots were spattered on a piece of cotton lawn. I wanted to combine them somehow so I took a deep breath, got out the reading glasses and found the WonderUnder directions to be mostly clear. Another deep breath and I fixed the WU to the correct side of the gold spots. Cutting the right shapes and ironing them down in the right places was scary fun - I get the impression that once ironed, this stuff means business. I think I am going to need to invest in some huge cones of metallic thread. The ladies at JoAnns are starting to look at me funny wondering what Rapunzle is spinning from those little spools of gold and silver she keeps coming back and overpaying for.

6 comments:

Deb R said...

I love the way this looks!!

Deborah said...

Love it. Can't wait to see how it develops. And can I just say two words? Joann's Coupons!

gabrielle said...

Deb this is too beautiful..can you just matt it and frame it?

Balwearie said...

Beautious. I like glittery, shiney stuff. Just call me Magpie... I almost always get asked what I'm making when I go to Hancock's since I rarely buy patterns and almost always buy a very electic selection of goods. I hate to say I'm using them to insulate the attic so I usually say I'm quilting.

Sonji Hunt said...

The metallics are great! I'm so happy to see you using them. I used metallics to paint some fabric, but I havent' done anything with it yet. Yours looks wonderful. I'm with everyone else...waiting to see what you create.

deb said...

This one is next to be sandwiched and quilted. I'm hard at work on "Rubric" now so I will be well practiced in the Giant Dancing Garnet stitch by the time I get to "Iron Eggz".