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.)
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:51 PM