In this chapter we were asked to explore the slip surface and the applied surface, that being the surface that the slip is attached to.
First I constructed two fabrics that could be used for cutting out slips. They're both constructed of layers of transparent fabric pieces.
This second piece has a piece of knitting sandwiched between the layers and is completely hand stitched. It would cut into slips as it's all stable and has been stitched onto a water-soluble under layer, as has the top fabric. However I rather liked it so for the time being it has become an applied surface.
The slips were stitched in the first fabric, starting with a couple of the digital designs and then working through a variety of different outline stitches.
They were then cut and offered up to the applied surface.
I was very pleased with the way the machine handled the digital slips on the hand constructed fabric, I shall try more of these later.