I have long wanted to make a collaborative piece of textile art and there are a few members of the Stitchbook Collective who are also keen to join in.
Between us we have lots of ideas, so it is going to be a fun challenge to decide where we go with it. Early days.
To get us going I have been doing some experiments
A 10 inch square of calico, allows for 16 twinchies. I am making them appproximately 2.5 inches square to allow for creative eventualities.
I laid some scraps of fabric on the calico, pinned them and ran some machine stitching through, with the stitches at the longest setting
Then measuring about 2.5 inches, I cut them into strips
and then squares
As you can see – not accurately measured or cut! I know that will drive some people mad, but I like the randomness of it. Others might like to trim them to an exact square.
They will all get jumbled up in any final arrangement
The idea is to send these little fabric collages out to a few people for them to decorate as they wish. When done they will all be reunited and mounted as a piece of textile art.
I don’t know if anyone else will want to join in with this particular method, I am interested to see how my fellow stitchers react to my rather drunken twinchies.
A little bit of recycled sari ribbon will be sent with each one, to be used or not.
What do you think? Could you cope with randomly sized ‘squares’ to work on?
Have you ever made an Inchie or a Twinchie?
EDIT: This project is just for our Stitchbook Collective splinter group which is called Stitched Together (a closed group). I’m excited about Crafty Creek’s comment below, so if there are more of my blog followers out there who would like to join in with another wonky twinchie project let me know in the comments and we can see where we go with it.