This will be our first experiment. We will start a new technique on the first Monday of each month starting with February. Gather your thoughts, ideas and questions and we will get started on Feb. 4th.
Looking great- will start my piece this week- thinking of doing a seascape with shredding for the waves
Sounds wonderful. I think the real challenge here is to find a way to utilize this technique in a finished piece. Please post pics when finished!
Learning is the whole purpose of our explorations! BUT........if we want to get that "fuzzy" splash of color and NOT all the threads.....try cutting with pinking shears. This would allow us to see the colors beneath the top layer and not allow for the raveling. Just a thought.
Finally figured out how to do my idea. Where I grew up ( Oyster Bay, New York ) we have a Sad tree. It's famous only to people in Oyster Bay. So I decided to make a quilt top of the tree, and instead of batting layer the middle with 5 fabrics , but only slash where the ocean is. Will work on the top the rest of the week and try slashing this weekend.
That sounds like a wonderful idea. I am going to try and finish up my piece so I can wash it. I will be at the Daytona AQS show next week so I need to get it finished.
Great photo Sharon, looking forward to seeing your quilt top.
So I finally got a pattern for my sad tree, worked out in my head how I am going to do this, will work on it this weekend after I get the fabric washed and ironed
How many layers of cloth should I use?
I would use 3 to 5 just for changes in value. You don't have to cut through all of the layers with every slash. You can vary how many layers you cut so that different fabrics would be revealed in different places. Just a thought. I am just getting back from Daytona AQS show. I didn't do a completed project but am glad to have explored this technique. It is now March and tomorrow I will try and start a discussion on another technique to explore.....please post photos of your project. It looks like it will be wonderful.