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Topic: Attaching A Weave to Canvas?  (Read 1341 times)
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« on: December 21, 2008 12:05:21 PM »

I'm making a piece that has multiple textures in it: Weave for the background, the figure will be 2D and felted and another object of the piece will be wire. I want it to be on a canvas material. How do I attach the weave and other items onto a piece of canvas? Will this work?

Thank you to everyone in advance who replies. Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 11:32:03 AM »

You may be able to sew your woven material directly to the canvas. (If it is not gessoed for painting before you start. Or poke through with an awl if it is gessoed.)

« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 12:42:18 PM »

You could even sew it with wire which, depending on the look of the whole piece, might tie in nicely with the wire object in the piece. Either way it sounds pretty cool...be sure to post some pics Smiley

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009 04:58:12 AM »

Sew the pieces together like a quilt. If the canvas is stretched you will need to hand sew it in an applique style. You can sew though painted canvas with out an awl, you will need strong sharp needle and a thimble and griper if sewing by hand. If sewing by machine you will want a denim needle.  I do this type of stuff a lot but in 3-d. If you are going to add paint to it after sewing (easier on the hands and machine) and use acrylic paint if is it is non stretched and primed. Oil paints will chip off when the fabric bends and if it in not primed the oils will eat through the fibers over time.   good luck

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