Saturday, July 21, 2012

Embroidery Mistake


Usually when I do hand embroidery I draw my image onto soluble paper, which I baste onto my fabric. The paper dissolves straight away so I was really confused when this didn't happen to this piece. It turns out I have used fabric interfacing! What a dope! The plastic iron-on side was touching the fabric so I was able to fuse it, but I'm not happy with it...


 It's not perfect, you can see the texture of the interfacing as it is lighter in colour to the beige background and the creases in the face can't be ironed out or stretched. I felt so depressed about it last night, five hours of work thrown away! And it was going to be in an exhibition next month! I've learned a few lessons and everything in my craft box is going to get labeled from now on. Not sure what do with her. Have her in my house as a reminder to pay attention, perhaps.

3 comments:

Bubbling Arroyo said...

It is beautiful work nevertheless. So please keep it.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Not that this would change your mind, as I totally understand that kind of personal fustration.. But I really love it! I love the texture that it gives her...

And how do we learn except in those moments that we mistep..

Lovely work!!

Suzy said...

Sometimes it is the accident that makes the work more interesting. Read about wabi-sabi. Perhaps than you'll feel more comfortable with it.