Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cutting and reassembling another failed print

Several years ago I purchased a sewing machine for $5 at a yard sale and put it away in Studio B. My plan had been that it could possibly work for one of my granddaughters, that is until I went looking for it earlier this week and can't find it. There are only a few places in the studio where I could have put it and it's not there. I think it must have ended up in the donation pile when I did a major studio cleanup a few years ago. Oh well, it was a good idea.

I did come across another piece of  deconstructed screen printed fabric that had some problems. I took a picture and it looks pretty good until you get close.

It is silk noil and a bit nubby and I don't think the fabric got saturated with enough dye to go thru all those little nubs, and it also looks like it had some wrinkles. I cut it into 5" squares, got rid of some of the worst spots and played around with the layout.  I really had fun taking pictures of different versions of it on my cell phone in black and white.

The final version that I just finished sewing together looks like this.

Weekly Stitching
Signs of Life:The five universal shapes
week #32  more seed stitching in the background

2017 Daily Stitching #2 days-60-65

I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching"


  1. I like your screen print but I do like it even better cut up and reassembled. Extraordinary hand stitching, as always.

  2. Hi Linda, love your re-assembled piece. It looks great!

  3. I love silk noil and the texture it brings to a piece...the cut up piece is wonderful...

  4. The screen print ended up looking very "arty" . I love it! I would have never thought of cutting it up and putting it back together. It has a 60's vibe going on.

  5. Wow! Your stitching is gorgeous!

  6. What are you making with the reassembled piece? It looks wonderful! Interesting stitching, as usual!

  7. Beautiful printing and stitching!

  8. Your screen print is pretty especially when it is reassembled. I really like all of you other stitching too.