Monday, 29 March 2010

Obsessive bead making

I was introduced the other day to the not so gentle art of making fabric beads. It has many of the elements of guerrilla embroidery: you even get to wield a heat gun and wear a mask (unless you work in a well ventilated room!) There is something extraordinarily satisfying about using up scraps of synthetic fabrics, yarns and felt, adding a few beads or some wire, perhaps some metallic paint, then blasting them with a heat gun and watching them transform before your eyes. I am not sure yet what I am going to use them for, but I can feel an idea germinating!

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