Wednesday, September 05, 2012

curing back trouble

Turns out that damask is a perfect, if exotic, answer for backing large pieces that have irregular edges.

 It has enough give to wrap graciously around the edges and curves but, across the expanse of the piece, there was a limit to how far it would stretch. The edges of both of these pieces curled back after being "hatched" so I had to cut the backing in a cross to relieve the tension and will be hand appliqueing over these cuts .

As it was, I had to piece damask scraps for an expanse large enough for the one on the right and will be using dyed pieces to applique over the openings. The back is getting very interesting .

Still debating the title...it's very rare that I have no title this far into a project. I will dwell on it during the drive over to the gallery this morning - it's take down day - and report back later if a winner comes to mind.

5 comments:

arlee said...

wish wish wish i could touch that baby--looks so tactile and satisfyingly noduley

deemallon said...

How about 'noduley'? (just kidding) It is very intriguing. Can't wait to see in full.

Deb said...

It's POXY

Judy Martin said...

this looks really yummy. I love all the circles and dots and holes and and and....

Deb said...

thanks everyone..it's very frustrating not letting one's freak flag fly