First samples, 3 Romeo dis solvable fabric was used with different stitch methods and showing the samples back and front. When dissolving these pieces I found it best to do it under a running tap... with the plug in! To clean the items of stickiness they were then rinsed in the water. On a larger piece this stickiness could prove useful for moulding or maintaining a stiffness that would allow the piece to hang with some definition. The images of 3c and d below show both sides of each piece after they have been rinsed.
Using the same Romeo dis solvable for the next sample, 4 I again show front and back. Stitching the first filler stitches and then added a stretched cellular knitting yarn, which was cut to make it more random, lighter threads and yarns were added before another random machine yarn was stitched to the fabric to achieve the result. After washing the piece it was shown with and without background colour, see below.
Sample 7 shows how lacy and loose a piece can become when it is not over stitched. While dissolving one can pull and exaggerate shapes and holes. This piece seemed to offer a glimpse that while you need to ensure you are making something that can be used, 'less can be very much more' for it allows a chance to glimpse through.
And for my last experiment, I had some cane I had knitted and dyed while dyeing threads in Chapter 4. Could this be used as a background or rubbing for paper and fabric?