Sunday, March 01, 2009
Late last summer I took this pic of a collection of silk scarves that had sustained dye-transfer damage due to a water leak.I had been comissioned to create a new textile piece from these scarves.
Not having much experience working with silk, I soon discovered it was like working with ( for a lack of a better term) "fluttery butter".
This has been a slow on-going project due to many different factors, time and motivational challenges. ( wake me up when it's Spring...)
This time I actually took the advice of my mother (hi Mom!) and used a light fusible interfacing to stabilize them and so far so good.( it took a long while to fuse them and some scarves only partially, I wanted to get some of each fused so I could start visualizing and playing with color placement)...
so... I guess you could call this step 3 ( step 2 :Fusing just wasn't photo worthy..)
Next is step 4 color placement and construction
They are now cut into strips 9 and 4.5 inches ( of varying lengths). I will post pics of the next step as it is completed .....
Stay tuned for the ongoing drama of silk scarves upcycling project of 08/09.....