Helen has sent us some sheets of paper in a variety of colours and has devised a cunningly clever way of felting them together in various ways to produce a fabulous textured surface that can then be stitched.
These are the pieces I have created – before adding any stitching
the one top left is much more see-through held against the light
I haven’t been able to completely wrench myself away from rust dyeing
and found some more goodies in the hardware shop to play with.
This piece of felted paper seemed to go really well with the rust and red wine dyed cotton curtain lining
I discovered that the wet paper can be moulded over textured objects to add surface interest.
This one was moulded over the top of the radiator and looks at home on this piece rust dyed calico
I added some simulated rust staining to the green paper by painting with Koh-i-noor inks.
Just a few stitches to hold it all together and I have this month’s page of the Stitchbook done.
There is more to explore with this technique so I have just ordered some more mulberry paper from Calder Art Supplies in Huddersfield.
I might try rust dyeing the paper when it comes ……..