Monday, August 10, 2009
Who said Fireworks??
Once again, I have a black canvas as a background! I hope you can see the fireworks I have sketched in with white. The canvas is cut 22 inches wide by 28 inches long as I want to end up with a piece that is 18 x 24 for framing. The fibers I will be using are pictured next:
From the top down: DMC's Color Infusion Silky in Royal Blue. This is a 100% Rayon thread.
Next is DMC's Color Infusion Memory Thread in Silver. This is a Viscose, Cotton, and Polyamide fiber wrapped around a copper wire.
Third is the DMC Color Infusion Sparklers thread in Black Blend. This is 100% Polyester.
Fourth is DMC Color Infusion Silky in Red.
Fifth is DMC Color Infusion Sparklers in Dark Blue.
Before I continue, I am very excited about trying all of these new fibers! They can be used for all kinds of needlework, scrap booking, and paper arts. There are ideas at www.dmc-usa.com and several of the needlework stores are already carrying these!
Also shown are some other possibilities : Kreinik Micro Ice Chenille and Petite Facets. Renaissance Designs Shimmer and Shimmerlite. Pizzaz, and Silk Lame Braid. Not pictured is Kreinik Cord in Silver.
My goal is to create a large fireworks display done mostly in the silvers with some touches of red and blue, as they would show up against the Fourth of July sky.
I started with the Color Infusions Memory Thread in Silver in the lower right display. I have first pierced my 18 count canvas with my laying tool, and am using a #16 needle to bring the fiber to the top of the canvas at the center and back down at the edge of the spray. I am putting thee stitches in each of the center holes before moving to the next section. Then using a single strand of the Kreinik silver cord, I am couching each leg to the canvas.
The possibilities of the Memory Thread are endless. Not only can they be couched and stitched like I am doing, but just couched only to the top. They could be braided and used in a multitude of ways and since they come in a host of colors the possibilities are endless.