This week, I started a new project using glue. I have been wanting to try using hot glue on fabric and then dyeing over top to see what would happen when the glue was removed.
I chose a piece of white cotton approximately 24”x 24” (a little ambitious, I'm thinking......now!), and Procion H Liquid Dyes.
I thought I would kill 2 birds with 1 stone and dye some threads at the same time.
I taped down a piece of cheaper white cotton thinking I might get a second piece of dyed fabric but that didn't work! I swirled some crocheting thread (for embroidery) and a cord that I want to use for bookbinding on top of that.
|first layer and thread and cord|
I then taped down my “good” white cotton on top of everything, added the hot glue with a cranky glue gun and painted on the dye. Frog tape (a painter's tape) is great for wet projects.
|glue on second layer|
I was hoping the swirling of the threads would show through. It showed on the back but only a little came through to the top.
|thread and cord on back|
This is what it looked like when dry.
|dry & glue removed|
And the mess of dried glue.
I have used Elmer's blue school glue on Life is Good here and actually got some pretty good results with less work.
I don't know what made me use both white and ecru crochet cotton but I'm glad I did. Look at the difference, the ecru really took the dye well.
|dyed thread and cord|
I started quilting and am not happy with what I have, I especially don't like my thread choice for the swirls. Also not yet sure what to do with the border.
|quilting in progress|
Tune in next week and see if I end up liking it better.
Linking up to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.
See you next week,
NEXT ART PROMPT - #7 – Use glue
HERE'S MY PLAN
One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)
It's OK to finish a previously started project (UFO)
Make something creative.
Use any Media.
Blog about the project every Friday.
Pick a prompt for the next week once the project is done.