August 16, 2003

Alive Guy Needs Help

How would you turn Alive Guy into a 4' by 5' wall hanging? It's a Pearl Jam logo and Josh and I were playing with ideas tonight. He thought I could weave it. I told him my loom was only 40" but he said he could live with it slightly smaller. How would you do something like that -- pick up? rep weave? Then I was thinking about latchet hook or knotted pile or rya, but I think that would be way too much of a investment in time. After he left tonight I had an idea. I could use fiber reactive dye, thickened with this paste I got from ProChem and applied directly to bleached muslin. Then I could machine quilt around it. I could probably finish that in a weekend. Any other ideas?

Posted by Charleen at August 16, 2003 12:29 AM

Black fabric paint on cotton (or something with some heft to it) and call it a day? I certainly wouldn't do knotted pile all in would be ready to kill someone!

Posted by: claudia at August 16, 2003 08:34 AM

I say if Josh wants a woven dude, he should learn to weave it himself. :-) You could also do one of those raggy-edge appliques that seem to be the rage these days - cut the shape out and fuse it to the background, then do a simple straight stitch around the edges to hold it there, but let the edges fray.

Posted by: Kate W at August 16, 2003 09:55 AM

You could hook it.
But I want to hook everything these days.
I vote for something quick and dirty.

Posted by: Carolyn D. at August 16, 2003 09:51 PM