This is what I am working on. These are all silk fabric scraps. I have been cutting silks for about a week now. Luckily, I have about another hundred fabrics to cut into triangles. From each fabric, I cut three pieces and try to short them in to categories. So far the categories are white, dark, red, yellows, etc.
At first I tried putting them on my design wall, a tablecloth pinned on the wall. The silks would not adhere to the wall. Then I placed a sheet on the bed and used that as my design wall. Taking a picture of it really allows you to see the separations of the light and dark.
There are problems with silk that I have been pondering, but haven't made a decision yet. Should I put on an interface backing. Some of the silks are very flimsy and sheer. Should I hand piece them?
I still have a long way to go. But it is taking shape. Now back to cutting more triangles.
Posted by Rachel Holmen