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Sunday, February 9, 2014
Barbara McT - Week 2 - I'm Open to Anything!
The Week 2 Technique using metal was challenging! Once I thought about it my mind went into overdrive! The title of this work is "I'm Open to Anything!" Basically meaning I am open to trying any and all new techniques! Lessons learned - I knew nothing about metal so should have googled metal to learn about gauge size before going to the craft shop! Metal is unforgiving - once you make a hole it is there forever! It actually was fun and I will certainly use pieces in other works that I create.
The metal I used is a 36 gauge piece and I found it to be too think for embossing. It went through the sewing machine flawlessly though. I used metallic thread on the quilted portion of this work in keeping with the theme.