Yes, a few weeks ago I had that brilliant idea, and for the last few weeks I've been putting it into effect. And I'm fascinated, excited and I sense so many possibilities.
Today I can say more about it!
The main idea was to connect polymer clay (that I know very well) and embroidery (that I know too, but didn't practice for a long time).
First I sculpted colorfull rings, circles and spikes out of polymer clay. Baked it.
And then I started stiching. Stiching hoops and stiching polymer clay pieces literally!
And I fell in love with the outcome! Mixture of textures is so rich, eye-catching. Thread makes polymer look softer. Polymer clay contrast with the fluffy look of fabric and thread.
As first I started abstract series of hoops, full of small forms. It is very experimental. And it is spontaneous, free in the core spirit! I just do what I feel and like. I don't limit myself to anything. I don't sketch. Just pure improvisation!
I'm starting with sculpting clay and then move to designing composition, I put next to it threads, arrange colors. Then I start and let it lead me wherewer it can. It's so much fun!
Anyway if you share my enthusiasm you can buy hoops from my collection in my Etsy store!
Here are the photos, deatails and full pieces of my first series ' Soft Abstract'.