Monday, 29 February 2016
Samples 2016: Week 8, Filigree/Rainbow
So my first thought, as usual, was free machine embroidery on dissolvable fabric. But I soon realised that was going to take far too much stitching to make it stay together. So I settled on Lutradur, a heat sensitive synthetic fabric.
It might've helped to draw out a design first, but I just improvised with each colour in turn - fun bright rainbow colours rather than subtle realistic ones. For speed it's just straight stitch, four times over each line.
Finally I melted out the design using a fine-tipped heat tool (like a soldering iron).