I've finally finished my Cyber Fyber PC, which I will be sending off on Monday for the exhibition.(There are a few trades left so if you want to take part you better hurry over to the blog.) I wanted to do something glitzy this time as it's a celebration of textile blogging.
I decided to use the artwork that I had created for the CG PC for March.This is a loose interpretation having lightly sketched in the outline of the flower and vase in Fiber Etch, from AVG, on synthetic velvet that had first been dyed with Procion dye.
The Fiber Etch ( Instructions come with the solution) burns away the velvet pile and leaves just the synthetic undrelay. The more you put on the more it burns away and will make nice distressed holes if that's what you're aiming for.
I now decided to exploit the colours that I'd developed in the original artwork (see pic below) and started bonding foils and painted Bondaweb to a piece of cream Viscose Satin. You can't see the Bondaweb now as it's almost all been taken over by the foil.
I bonded the two layers together using a needlboard so as not to crush the velvet pile, if you don't have one you can always use a towel.
To give the BG some texture I did some random FME in a matching embroidery thread and over stitched this with a fabulous Gutermann/Sulky polyester thread. It behaved beautifully on my ancient Bernina 1130, as if to prove a point that there's life in the 'old girl ' yet and I don't really need to trade up to an Aurora 440 QE, or do I?
I finished off with some lovely seed beads bought at my favourite bead shop by the sea, and as the exhibition has been so lovingly organised by the lovely Susan I thought I'd add these lovely silver hearts, purchased from 'you know where'.
And here's the final PC, just using the left hand side of the original sample, the right will be used for the CG PC.