Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yarn and Tyvek

On a quick trip to Job Lot (for those of you who don't know this is a store that sells remaindered goods at cheap prices) I picked up these two skeins of yarn. I have no idea what I will do with them. I do not use fiber other than in making paper which I'm not doing right now. But we will see.
Did you know that these post office issued mailing envelopes are made of Tyvek? I learned this on the Art Tour last Friday. The quilt woman uses them to wrap many layers of cloth in, then she sews the cloth with her industrial sewing machine, then she dyes the cloth and comes out with a wonderful pattern made by the threads which she removes. If that makes any sense.

Also, not sure what blog it was but scrolling someone's blog I noted they listed Tyvek as a material used in a fabric collage. So, since these are free, I picked up a couple to see how and if they might be used.


ANDREA said...

Hey, Tyvek is intersting, you can also make it "bubble" with heat, if you take your iron, put a sheet of non adhesive baking parchment on the Tyvek and then hold the iron over it, don't touch just let the heat work from a little distance, cause the paper likes to adhere anyway. Then bubbles form, its fun. Or little crates if you use the other side. Then you can paint it with acrylic paint. Great stuff, but it likes to be used together with other things like paper or fabric and needs to be "integrated" nicely so that it looks artfully (like just 3 bubbles here or there...) and not just like Tyvek:) Have a great day, Andrea

Cris in Oregon said...

I have no clues about making paper and what Andrea had to tell you but it sounds interesting. Dont you use fibers in your collages. cant you use bits of the yarn there? How many more do you have to make?

sukipoet said...

Hey, Andrea I think you're a Tyvek expert. Thanks for the ideas. I almost bought baking parchment the other day with no intent in mind but to get a feel for it. So now I will buy it.

Cris I guess I use those fishing fibers (manmade). I have all 13 of my collages for the exchange completed except for maybe putting string on the backs for hanging.

Lynn said...

I see that yarn turning into a very pretty scarf! Either knit or crocheted.