I have spent a couple of days starting the stitching onto a piece I've put together using some of my gelatin plate printed fabrics. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Versatex inks. I find that some of the applications have resulted in a very plastic-feeling fabric and I find the hand of the fabric has been altered in a most unpleasant way! I have had to experiment using different feet on my sewing machine because some of them tended to drag quite badly on the fabric surface. Not fun. But I seem to have settled on a foot-fabric combination that is working for the moment so I have made a start.
I have also been doing some hand sewing onto the fabrics but once again, the plastic-feeling layers are not much fun to stitch through. The sewing machine is much more successful and my fingers don't hurt so much!!
I am also experimenting a bit with how to put all the disparate pieces of fabric together into one piece without actually doing any piecing. And then how to marry all the various images so that they work as one larger piece. It's kind of a fun challenge and I hope I can rise to it. You can see the edges of the fabric in the second image.....I'll show you another image later on and you can decide if they have come together well or not!!! A friend has a wonderful saying, that I think she said she got from her father: 'It's far from good but good from far.' Works here!!
I'll be back with more thoughts on all this.....