I've never used a laying tool, and I've never been happy with my satin stitches, but today as I was browsing through one of my favorite embroidery sites, I found that Mary Corbet of Needle & Thread uses laying tools and has instructions for how to use one. She even has a video tutorial. Gotta' try it!
I've done a bundle and a wrap around an old foil-covered coffee can for the eco prints. My fingers are crossed that I'll get a good set of prints of the cabbage, yarrow, and birch leaves on the silk. The problem is the waiting. I'm so impatient, and this could take a month of waiting...if I can restrain myself. I've taken some pictures and will show you tomorrow.
What else is going on? I'm in the middle of trying the flour resist on fabric. Jane LaFazio has a tutorial on her blog, and since this is something I've wanted to try for some time, I was inspired to go ahead.
Another waiting game. It takes hours for the resist to dry, then you paint, then wait for the paint to set, then rinse off the resist. And then, maybe another coat of resist, paint, etc.
I'm so deep into so many experimental projects right now that I'm not finding time to read, or review, or keep up with my book blog.
Gotta' go now, the resist is dry enough to paint
What have you been up to? Tell me, give me another project for my ADD to latch onto!