Thursday, April 30, 2009

Beading in Miniature

I made this 2x3 inch beaded piece for the miniatures show that Would You Could You in a Frame in Yellow Springs, Ohio hosts every other year.

My SLR is having issues, so this isn't a very good photo, but it was fun playing with shapes and values. The piece is titled "Starting Over from A to Z." The A is hiding. I used Shirt Tailor to stiffen the fabric when I beaded it, but it wasn't stiff enough. Anyone have any ideas about a stiffer interfacing that I'll still be able to hand sew through?

To make the final piece stiffer, I fused fabric onto some buckram and then sewed it onto the back.


Ruth Anne Olson said...

Have you tried something like Timtex. It's thick--the interfacing that they use in Fabric Bowls. I use it for postcards and ATCs, and have beaded through it.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

I love the game piece. It shows just how tiny this piece is.

Mindy said...

I loved the Delete Key. I've never thought about using the tech stuff I have around at work in a quilt. Thanks for the inspiration. I found an interface that is woven used for curtain tops that is very stiff. I'll try to bring you a piece at our next meeting.