Thursday, March 20, 2008

More Work With Magnet Wire

The more I work with magnet  wire the better I like it. Magnet  wire offers a new dimension to my art work. By either crocheting or knitting a separate piece I create a new layer for my work that can then be added to my already layered art piece. The knitted and crocheted parts are very soft and therefore can easily be shaped in all directions and dimensions. The wire mesh can be stitched down by machine without any difficulties. Some attention should be paid when stitching with the machine over densely knitted areas since the pressure foot could get caught while stitching. But this is not a big problem. I have even stitched backwards over my wire meshes. I love the texture and shine the wire adds to my work.