One of the members of our Art Quilt group yesterday shared her experiments making chenille from various fabrics. She had not washed hers and was having a devil of a time getting them to fluff.
I commented that even with washing some fabrics don’t fluff or may not look good after washing.
Then a light bulb went on in my head and I suggested maybe she could get an interesting texture by stitching back and forth in the opposite direction.
When I got home I tried it on one of the samples I did for my silk chenille jacket.
I love the effect. It also lets you see all the fabrics in the lower layers.
What will I do with this piece? Probably just use it as a sample. It also my provide inspiration for something I do in the future.
It also has possibilities to use it in just part of a garment or project to add a different texture.