My last post showed this handmade silk fusion piece with inclusions of skeleton leaves, angel wings, and angelina fibers.
And this is how the piece transformed.
I cut the silk fusion paper into strips and mixed them up a little, then wove the strips to form a square . This piece was mounted onto handmade Thai unryu or kozo paper. I think it looks a little more interesting and dramatic than the original piece. Definitely more frame worthy!
Here are some randomly arranged strips from another silk fusion piece which I made and then managed to cut.
I think I may loom weave the strips as weft with a fine cotton warp. The contrasting shape and texture of 10/2 pearl cotton may pull the piece together into a more pleasing visual image.
Don’t know if I should do anything to change this silk fusion paper that I made with soy silk, tussah silk noils, gold flakes and gold metallic fiber.
It reminds me of an abstract painting. I may just mount it on some handmade paper and frame it.
And here is the last transformation. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I am a huge music fan, and that I listen to almost everything, or so it seems. So I have found myself with a small collection of old 45 RPM vinyl records. I don’t have a record player anymore, and in fact can’t seem to remember the last one I had! And I felt a need to transform these records into something. I didn’t think I could easily weave with them, so I decided to make a prototype of a blank journal with two records as the front and back covers.
I then bound the signatures together using painted tyvek tape and the herringbone and kettle stitch combination I learned from the workshop I took with Daniel Essig.
My stitches and signatures are a bit funky, but it’s a prototype. With a little bit of practice I think I can polish this concept and figure out how to make the center opening more appealing. It’s a start. I see it as a transformation in progress. Ch-ch-ch-changes…..