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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Making seaweed

I've been making seaweed with "Solvy" and thread. "Solvy" is the name of a brand of water-soluble material that can be stitched with free-motion machine embroidery. When it is placed in water the material dissolves and only the stitches are left.

Wormy little bits that like to try and escape down the drain!

"Seaweed Cove" by Kirsten Chursinoff

I sew the small pieces of "thread" seaweed onto the surfaces of quilted and embroidered mixed-media textile art. The seaweed makes great surface texture.

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