Sunday, April 11, 2010
I just cannot throw out rayon thread ends!!! My colourful stash is decorative, yet still useful. I store it large glass jar on a shelf in my studio. What do you hoard? How do you store it? Are you in danger of being crushed by the weight of it all? Inquiring minds want to know!
I once saw an art piece that was completely painted in loose thread (sorry, I don't know the name of the artist). My creative mind imagines that she lays down a piece of watersoluble stabilizer and then covers her design with the thread. Another piece of WS stabilizer is placed gently on top and then it's pinned and stitched. I wish that I had taken a photograph. Sigh! I did try this once with less than successful results. Oh, there was nothing wrong with the piece, it was just a little bland. Perhaps it's because she uses thread straight off the spool and I was using my leftovers. Do you think it makes a difference?
Try using your threads for collage, fabric paper, inchies, twinchies, postcards, bookmarks or artist trading cards (ATC's). You could also decoupage them to something, embed them in acrylic or encaustic, or even make a threadlace scarf. I just love my stash and trash!!
If all fails and you're determined to throw out your threads, please remember the birds. They love to redecorate in the spring!!!