Saturday, 28 September 2013

Cell designs - stage 2 ...

The plastic-coated nucleus has been shaped (above), some holes cut into it & then sandwiched between layers of transparent fabric. Then in an embroidery hoop (below), it's ready to stitch - if you want to read more about the techniques in progress, click here in my studio.

To ensure all the layers are kept in place whilst I'm working, (especially the plastic nucleus), it's been tacked in position & placed in my large embroidery hoop to keep it taught (if you want to see how to do this, click 'cover an embroidery hoop'). I'm unsure at this stage whether it will be hand or machine stitched but likely will be a combination of both.