Shrinky-Dink

Today I experimented (again) with using silks and cottons on a wool/rayon backing.  The raw edged fabric pieces were stitched free motion onto an 18″ piece of 35% wool/65% rayon fabric.  Then the piece was washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer.  The resulting piece came out a scant 12″  I’m thinking I may cut it up into smaller pieces and mount them on a background.

Here is the “before washing,” at 18″:

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Here is the “after washing and drying” at 12″:

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