OK, so this isn’t the giant post I promised (I’m working on that one still), so consider this an appetizer!
This is yet another one of the pieces that make up the collar. It is a dark navy hand dyed cotton muslin with Angelina fibers on top.
This was the first time I ever worked with Angelina in a large capacity. It’s a very interesting medium.
I cut the batting, top cloth and muslin backing to the size I needed, layered them, then took the loose Angelina fibers and pressed them between Teflon sheets. I don’t know what the heat does to the fibers, but once they have been pressed, the colors seem to get brighter and more vivid.
After everything was pressed, I pinned the melded fibers to the top cloth and began quilting in an erratic manner. The end result looks like a little mini galaxy to me.
OK, long post coming soon!