Wednesday, August 13, 2008

cutting up the cloth

I've been thinking about Elizabeth and Rayna's posts about the reluctance to cut into art cloth once you created it. Looking around my studio, I have to say I'm guilty as charged. Could be partly why I have so many humongous pieces of fabric that are not selling like Hotcakes. If I can't bear to cut them up, what makes me think someone else could be so bold? Time to break things down into imaginable hunks so later today I plan on dragging out the scissors, slashing away and putting together the yard+ bundles that I used to offer. There are also about twenty-five pieces of damask stewing in soda ash solution out on the dye deck that must be seen to quite pronto. Got to mix some colors later today. It' gray and raining and color would help lift the mood.

2 comments:

arlee said...

I have a piece of gorgeous rayon velvet that i dyed 10 years ago---i pull it out, admire it, wave the scissors over it, then pack it away again--like you, i can't bear to cut into it!!!
I think some of these pieces are supposed to be our "legacy"......

JulieZS said...

Too true! I have several boxes of fabric that I've dyed or discharged or whatever that I am happy to just look at every now and then and then put away. I call them my "someday" pieces, as in someday I'll make something out of them. we shall see if someday ever actually comes right?! I like your idea of chopping up the fabric for your customers, I bet it will help it sell even faster.