Monday, August 18, 2008

playing with fiber



I worked my day at the VAAM Gallery on Saturday. As usual I schlepped all my equipment and materials down there (more than I actually needed, which is also par for the course) and had a studio day. Customers cooperated by keeping themselves to a bare minimum--not so good for the gallery but my time was pretty uninterrupted. I managed to complete something for the upcoming fiber show, involving trapping fibers between layers of solvy and stitching all over, then rinsing the solvy out to leave a lacy fiber effect.



This is a terrible picture but it gives you an idea of what the piece will look like draped over the tree branch I have in mind as part of the exhibit piece. Please note our decorative laundry room door--yes, it was used to hang a dartboard on by the house's previous owners.


If you're a fiber-y type and haven't experimented with solvy, by all means give it a try. The effects one can achieve are just wonderful.

6 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

....lovely effect with the fibres...reminds me of a shimmery spiders web!

melicia's fiber art and mixed media said...

Great fiber piece. I'm looking forward to seeing your new work.

Debbi Baker said...

Looking very interesting Susan! Love the draping idea.

CG said...

That's really clever...and I love the door!

Julie said...

This looks beautiful Susan, so delicate.

Maureen said...

Your fibres look great, must have a go at that as have some of the watersoluble stuff.