...for a handbag for my friend and collaborator, Clare Hedges. It was meant to be a quick and simple exercise, using bits and pieces I had to hand, including some scrap threads she'd given me (it's handy, knowing a weaver...) between two layers of lutradur. Wanting a bit of glitz, I stitched it with metallic threads...and that was my downfall... For some reason, the thread kept breaking... changed tension...changed needles...broke needles... nyargh!!!
And then, two thirds through the process, I thought...err... metallic thread. Heat gun. Melting. Not Going To Work. So...I restitched it with grey rayon threads, thinking that, well, if the metallic threads melted, in places, the cloth would still hold together well... and so it proved (phew).