Sure....I go and pull the materials to begin another small piece to work on in my studio.....and....well......it didn't take long to realize....nope.....this will be another hand work piece!
Of course it doesn't look like much so far.....but there's a bit of comfort for me knowing the materials are selected, the piece is prepared for sewing and several components are positioned and ready when I am.
Note the machine stitching across the surface.....it's a trick I use to mark guide lines for beading AND to provide extra stability. I avoid using typical marking tools for numerous reasons. (a.) I don't wash my work so visible markings can't be removed (b.) most removable products like chalk or using soap slivers (on a fabric such as this) either don't show up well enough or rub off too quickly as I work.
This piece of gauze was spray painted at a recent Fiber Junkie gathering. Toward the end of our day together, we started mixing leftover paints to use them up. I can see this one has a bit of glitz mixed in.....what a surprise to find a use for even a small amount of this fabric.....I couldn't imagine how on earth I'd use it. Just proves.....how worthwhile experimenting can be!