Saturday, November 6, 2010

Stiff Stuff.....

I like this Lacy's stiff stuff. I can see myself making small components like this and appliqueing them to a larger piece. The one thing I don't like is all the tiny hairs that come off while working, The canvas doesn't do that. I like the smooth surface of the canvas better. But I am trying a variety of techniques, in the hopes of improving every day. Today someone posted on my Facebook page how my new bead embroidery designs remind them of my hand painted T shirts of long ago. And yes they do. I have always been inspired by Pre-Columbian artifacts and they seem to come out in my work in a variety of ways!

3 comments:

Robbie said...

Interesting, I've never tried Lacy's stiff stuff. I have used Friendly Felt (stiffer than regular felt) that I purchased at JoAnn's and it worked great. I beaded my umbrella on it for the BJP. This piece you finished looks Native American to me! Very nice piece.

beadbabe49 said...

I use peltex or timtex...gives the support of lacey's but without so much fiber sluff off.

Roberta said...

Good to know. So many options, so little time!