I have a photograph that I took years ago in AL of a caterpillar that was used on the back-flap of the SC magazine Sandlapper. I have always loved this photograph and wanted to create a piece of fiber art using this image.
I recently finished a piece titled The Stripper. It was in response to challenge from my HiFiber art group.
The final version.
I still wanted to create a piece using this caterpillar so I am beginning a new piece using the confetti technique. I used my rotary cutter to cut lots and lots of little pieces, confetti, and placed them into plastic bags. I then posterized my color image so that I would see blobs of color and give me an idea of where to place the confetti.
But, all of a sudden I begin to wonder how am I going to get this piece from the table to the sewing machine? There is no glue, no fuse, nothing to hold it down. I do know that I should place tulle over the finished image and pin but that will never be enough.
I called my friend, Ann and asked if she had any books on this technique. She had Confetti Naturescpes by Noriko Endo. It is a beautiful book, as is her work, but it doesn't really help me with my dilemma. Here I go again.
Noriko places her confetti on batting which would hold the fabric a little but I want to use the green batik. I have thought of spraying with 505 and that would help a little. Any suggestions out there?
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