Example 11.18 started with simply fusing the cut out shape onto a cotton *batik”
Different stages of machine stitching were photographed as reference to compare.
Alone, it doesn’t look like disintegration.
This does work well. I was using a new machine and the bobbin tension is not great. I started using a straight stitch, but then changed to a zigzag stitch with the feed dogs lowered. I really liked this.
For example 11.19 below, I tried hand stitching. I started with just a straight stitch trying to go over the edge of the shape. I really didn’t like it and decided I didn’t need to finish a whole shape but just one petal. I then moved to a seed stitch. I didn’t think the dimension of a french knot would not work. The seed stitch was not bad, but it still was not what I was looking for.
I also tried fusing snippets of fabric to the ground in the shape of the star, but it really didn’t have the feel that I was looking for.
I then tried just machine stitching on to water soluable. I took pictures at different stages to be able to create multiple samples from one.
I really think this one had potential but decides to try machining into kunin felt and then using a heat tool to melt the background. I do like it but I think I will machine the background and leave the kunin felt as the middle to distress.
I decided to do one more sample for this “pre” work. I wanted to see if placing yarn on to sticky water soluable, machine stitching through it and cutting into the start shape would both hold some shape but still give the viewer a sense of disintegration. It was okay but not great. It gives me ideas of maybe placing this on top of a cotton of the same shape but slightly askew or doing the background in this technique and then fusing the cotton shape on top and then continue to stitch through it.