How does it come together?
From Just Scrap.
Working with scrap has a freedom all its own. I think in my head, scraps, leftovers, cloth or thread,have less preciousness. In terms of the kind of value that makes you need to KEEP something. Instead they beg to be used. To re-become. Doesn't matter how. Although I enjoy building an image, I also enjoy the rebuilding into cloth. The Oneness. I love these stray cats for that, how they are patched from scraps of self. Scraps from other selves. How they get a life rising from the pile of who cares. How they are born again in their old age.
This one is really very freely collaged. Layers. Integrated with stitch. I often lay like colored teeny pieces on a like colored larger ground to add surface interest and depth to an large are of color. Then use lots of tiny stitch to glue it down. Blend the edges. The stitch might be visible or not. But with enough work, it all blends together and seems like one cloth. I talked a bit about that n the video below. It's a kind of visual mending. I call it Integrated Applique. And I've added it to the Feel Free Index in the sidebar.
But really even the most oddly mismatched bits of cloth can be merged as well. It's slow and intentional, you work at it. You find commonality somewhere or you create it. Let one scrap sympathize with another. Even if it is just to become stronger.
You can see where I folded back the edges to narrow the cloth. Crop it in a way. I will lay a thin lining over this side to bridge the gap. Or maybe not. That Deb Lacativa cloth...I didn't mean to hide so much of it. Maybe I'll cut through a bit on the front to expose more of it.
I am aware with some issues with commenting, but that is a TypePad issue, so who knows. I'll just keep going.