And they’re off!!….. No, they aren’t!…. yes they are…….well, sort of.
Busy week. Met up with the other textiley makers exhibiting at the York Open Studios, quite a posse of us, all doing a variety of things – exciting. Went into the York gallery to see the Literature Festival exhibition and ordered a test batch of greeting cards to be printed.
Met up with a local facebook group of sew-ers, (not only did it turn out that I had taught most of them but also that they know where I live!!!) Went over to the Knaresborough gallery to negotiate over borrowing back some things for the YOS dates – they have sold most of them! Oops.
I have also become detached from the lone remaining braincell, I think it may be in the garden somewhere, dread to think that it might have escaped and be on the loose wreaking havoc.
As for the work ….. The smelly thing still smells, it is not as I wish but seems to be the best I am going to get at present. The fabric is stiffer but still flops, it is not rigid. It has a nasty plastic sheen in places. Adding more of the goo adds more to the nasty bits than corrects the problems, so…..
Stitched text onto some very fine cotton and pleated it to make into half of a pet-en-l’air. (A sack back 18thC jacket – lots of fabric, very few seams.) This has been goo-ed and is just about set.
I left a lot of waste fabric on the pet to help to meld it onto the big smelly landscape and hopefully they will start to support each other.
Another scrap piece is texted ready to be goo-ed and applied if needed. Have also thought of a system of uprights – so much for a quick experiment.
Decided to do some small intensely stitched bits as light relief…… but only if I can put up with the smell!