|Blue is new|
They're made from old woolly jumpers - from the "fully fashioned" sleeve seams, in fact - strips 1" wide either side of the seam were sewn together on the machine. I'm hoping my thick seams will help define the metallic stitches added over them, so that just the metal thread on top of the fabric will show, and "brown spread" will be minimal.
|"Brown spread" - shadows of metallic thread from other layers|
But first, back to basics - what effect will the extra seams have? When they burn away, will the surrounding clay be more fragile? And even more basic - is a knitted wool a good fabric for dipping into clay ... is it porous enough for the clay to slip between the knitted fibres?
These two are for testing -
|Seams inside, seams outside|