Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Project in Progress

I'm working on a new project with multiple layers and shapes of different colored organzas.  It is an interpretation of lighting on an ice rink...from a show I recently saw.  There is a lot more stitching to do, but I like how its coming along.  I'm learning organzas are not easy to work with especially when you layer them and have overlaid edges.  The fabric also tends to ravel easily.

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  1. Nifty texture! The little squares almost look like cobblestone. Looking forward to seeing the full piece.

  2. Looking forward to seeing how your work with organza proceeds. Have you worked with silk organza? I am taking a class (Sheer Illusion) with Carol Taylor in early June and she specifies silk organza in the supplies. I have not really done a lot with sheers except for one of my early works.

    1. Silk organza is probably much easier to work with than the synthetics. I hope your class goes well!

  3. Looks good! Sometimes it is hard to do all that stitching on layers of synthetic organza because they are so slippery, but you seem to be managing well.

    If it is synthetic organza, you can cut your shapes with a soldering iron and that will stop the edges from fraying.
    sandy in the UK

  4. I was working with organza in my last piece and I found that too. I really want to experiment more with them. Can't wait to see where the stitching leads to on this piece. The texture is really intriguing!

  5. Hello. Yes organza can be a real challenge to work with. When ever I have used it I have tended to use a watersoluble stabiliser.