It has to be done in the next two days. Photography appointment with Rick Wells on Thursday afternoon. I have stitched 30 blocks to strips of clear vinyl, and now I'm trying to figure out how to finish the edges.
As usual, it's the mechanics that challenge me. I can do the conceptual part easily, but physics and materials engineering are areas of ignorance. How much weight can the vinyl take? What strength fishline to use? (more on that later) If I show it, how to package and ship?
For today, I want to make the piece conform to size requirements of an exhibition. I plan to gather it to size with fishline. Yesterday, while sewing, I considered how to make holes in the vinyl for the fishline, resulting in a trip to the hardware store and purchase of a soldering iron. Today I will experiment on some scrap vinyl and hopefully make holes and gather the piece. Then I can do whatever edge finishing seems sensible tomorrow. SENSIBLE--is that a word that fits in here???
In the back of my mind, ideas are circulating for the next two pieces, which have nothing to do with this one. Thank goodness, I say. This experiment and the one that collapsed have messed with my confidence a little. But not a lot. Not yet.
Once in a while you have to try something that you can't be sure will work. I'm going to make this one work. Somehow.