Saturday, March 22, 2014

High-Tech Adventures

I've surprised myself today by learning how to download photos from my camera to Microsoft SkyDrive -- and thence to my memory stick or...I hope...onto this blog.

I've been working hard on the "roses" piece, to whit:

I'm now ready to re-consider the "grid" portion.  I wasn't sure that there was enough balance using only thread to stitch onto the surface, so this morning I tried a different tack: creating a thread grid sample with water-soluble fabric:

Grid stitched on Fabri-Solvy (R) - before dissolving
 Looked good...but then I cut away the excess fabric (yes, all the insides of those squares), dissolved the rest and pinned it over the background. 

Nope.  Even though this is just a sample (not secured) I can tell it's not what I want.  It's too wobbly, too 'all over', too imprecise, compared to the black applique squares I've sampled -- as in this photo, taken before I finished applying all the roses.

Next step: re-audition fabric squares.

Back to work -- but before I go, I'm linking this with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.  :-)  My next check-in will be Monday (God willing); have a great weekend! 

*Whoo-hoo!  Not only was I able to share this with you, but I was able to re-size the file so it wouldn't be too large to upload/download/share in an e-mail/store efficiently on my memory stick! 


Dolores said...

I do like the little black squares.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing how you audition various treatments. I agree with you. I like the black checkered version…. better balance I think. It is a very pretty piece to be sure!

elle said...

What a techie! Luv those roses!

Jo Ferguson said...

I love how the roses look in the first photo. The way they go up the side and across the bottom. I agree with your thoughts about he thread grid. Thank you for sharing your process, I'm really enjoying following along. Your thread grid has created the spark of an idea in the back of my mind. See how inspiring you are.

Lesley Turner said...

I am enjoying watching the development of this work. Please keep posting your steps.