Those who know me or have been in my house know I L-O-V-E crows. I don't mean a little either. I have always wanted to make a crow quilt but didn't really know how to create what was in my mind and heart. Well, I decided to try something really cool. This, by the way, was the experiment I alluded to in my post from about a week ago. This was how I proceeded with my experiment.
I took a sketch of a crow and laid a sheet of water soluble stabilizer over it. I found that a pencil would leave a permanent mark on the film. I pinned the film to a white quilt sandwich of cotton (top) felt, and non-woven polyester for the backing. I bought a 100 yard roll of this non-woven polyester thinking it was like lutrador. It isn't so I am thinking of all kinds of uses for it and a thin quilt backing is a great use.
I took a light grey thread (aurofil) in the shade closest to white. I wanted (in this experiment) for the thread to not be white but not dark or a color. I stitched along the pencil lines, clipped the stabilizer film close to the outer most stitches and gave it a warm bath. It is now drying. I also wanted to mention one of my BEST studio acquisitions - a spinner. When I soda soak fabric, I spin it in my spinner, recapturing the soda water to reuse. That alone paid for the spinner. My dryer died and the replacement won't be here til Wednesday. More about the incredible spinner in Part 2.
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