Experiments with pattern

I’ve been experimenting with different materials recently to add some different texture to my paper designs. These spirals were cut from scraps of cloth I have been collecting. Cutting cloth ‘raw’ leads to lots of fraying, which isn’t really what I want here. I like shapes with quite clean silhouettes. So I’ve been trying out soaking the cloth in different types of glue. For these particular bits of cloth I used watered down PVA glue, (which is really cheep to get hold of so that’s a plus) and I think this has worked well. The cloth is still soft and flexible, but it doesn’t fray when I cut with scissors. Which is pretty much what I want.

Like what you see? I also make art. You can things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying.