Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ready to Solder and Melt!

(Above: Detail of Stained Glass XIV, in progress. Click on image to enlarge.)

The final two "faux stained glass" fiber pieces have been free motion machine embroidered. All the sections are firmly attached to one another by the 100% cotton thread...over 5,000 yards....that's like a half-mile per piece!

(Above: Stained Glass XIII and Stained Glass XIV, in progress. Click on image to enlarge.)

I'm now ready to staple each one to a stretcher bar in order to solder holes through the polyester velvet. Finally, the purple acrylic felt (substrata) will be melted from the reverse using an industrial heat gun....the type generally used to strip wallpaper. There'll be more photos coming as the work continues.

(Above: Detail of Stained Glass XIII, in progress. Click on image to enlarge.)


Linda of the Lake said...

How beautiful as always. Thank you for the Father's Day present for your Dad. I am already puting them in an album to show Mother. I also enjoyed Steve's blog. He is taking great pictures. Hope your "poison" stuff is getting better. Maybe you should wear gloves? Love you

Karen said...

This is such a treat for the eyes! I just love all the special stitching details you have done. I especially like the arrows around one of the 'glass' bits. Truly an amazing work!

lindacreates said...

These are wonderful! The amount of time you have put into these, like all of your work, is fantastic artwork. I can't wait to see the next step.

linda stokes said...

Wow! I'm so glad I visited your blog. These are so gorgeous. A massive amount of work but worth all the effort. Interesting to read how you went about it too.

arlee said...

AHHHH, The Suze, wunderbar as always

hippopip said...

Inspiring pieces and great workmanship.