Friday, 19 January 2007

Just looked at Surfaces to Stitch by Gwen Hedley - helping Gail with fastenings for her AS level art piece based on "Sense", so we'll have a go at making toggles with painted Tyvek, and wire.

Thursday, 18 January 2007

Toggle Making in Nov 06

Bead painted turquoise then tossed in a container of orange paint. Machine stitched fine orange cord (see paper toggle too). I 'looped' the cord through the bead and knotted various threads from my hand dyed selection, round each loop.
I really like the way the frayed edges 'spiral'.

Frayed edges - two layers of fabric - no embroidery

Paper toggle with machine stitched edge. I used a florist's 'paper'.

Machine 'blanket stitched' edge

Felt toggle - blanket stitched edge