Stretched And Saggy


I am having a problem with my blanket. The area I have been working on is nice and flat, but the area around the faces is badly stretched. It’s a pretty ancient blanket, which has been felted over the years. Hanging it over the edge of the table for so long hasn’t helped.

I hammered loads of nails into our wall (not a studio, our actual living area), to see if I could get a better idea of the misshaping. I think I have decided to back it with an old sheet, and maybe trim off the warped edges.

Making it up as I go along, as usual.

You can see in the pictures below how wonky it is.




If You Are New Here: This project involves me sewing faces, from the obscene amount of junk mail that finds its way into my house, onto a big woollen blanket. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the junk mail was pushed through my letterbox. Or else it was inside of a newspaper. I will always credit photographers, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

9 thoughts on “Stretched And Saggy

  1. Good idea. I was going to suggest lining it and perhaps doing a little quilting to add a sculptural element. The shape it’s taking is cool, Alison….definitely organic! It has a life of its own…

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