Monday, June 8, 2009
Happy Cactus Monday: Reverse Sewing, Thick Threads
Happy Cactus Monday... All day Sunday, between cleaning house, which I did with a vengeance all day long, I also practiced the new technique at my sewing machine I learned on Friday from Marjan. The technique is to put the thick Knit Cro-Sheen cotton thread in the bobbin of my machine and sew on the reverse/wrong side of my piece with regular thread. Thus having the thick thread show on the opposite/right side. (It's too thick to go through a sewing machine needle). I practiced and practiced on a big double sheet of gray felt. Then when I saw Teri C.'s colorful cactus posted already I remembered that I needed something for Cactus Monday. So I quickly cut out a small rectangle of double felt and got to work using my new technique! When done with it I turned the piece over and did a bit of thread painting using rayon thread in the grooves of sunset, cacti and ground. Result: A highly textured piece.