I used a thread pack from Stef Francis and randomly machine stitched velour ribbon onto the surface, wrapped pipe cleaners with a rayon ribbon and stitched them on before adding beads, lots of beads (far more than I'd intended!)
|Ready to have the background fabric dissolved.|
It was a nervous experience dissolving the fabric as I wasn't sure it would all hold together, I was half expecting a pile of bits in the bottom of the bowl, but all was ok.
|After dissolving the background fabric.|
I think it probably should have had more pipe cleaners on it going across the short way as it hasn't held its shape brilliantly, but I'm quite pleased with it as a first attempt stitching on dissolvable fabric
As well as being unique it reflects my fascination with holes and the shapes they create (I'm not sure what that says about me though!).
Who'd have thought that pipe cleaners could end up so pretty!