More than a week ago I had couched the black-and-variegated color-twisted yarn to the piece with the clothing labels.
Whew! What a massive mass/mess of yarn!
Cutting the ends of the tied knots at the corners of the labels in the top rows cleared out a lot of the tangled bulk.
This twisted wool yarn is lighter in weight than the sari silk yarn used in my last unraveled piece. Consequently, the falls made with the wool hang more full and fluffy which covered up the labels in the bottom rows. I experimented with stringing beads on some of the strands to weight them, but decided that touch was "too much", so they were cut off.
The fluffy falls weren't my only problem. I don't know how I overlooked the fact that the continual vertical spaces between the labels were more important than the horizontal ones. Those are the channels where the falls hang ... DUH!
I ended up cutting many of the wool strands rather short to eliminate the bulk as well as to showcase the labels. Working with this deconstructive process is tricky. It's one snip at a time with lots of studying between cuts.
I can live with that much "peek-a-boo", but I'm not crazy about this unraveled piece. It may not get finished. I am still excited by this concept and have laid out labels on this piece of raw silk for my next one.
24" x 36"
The placement of the labels is a bit rough in this initial layout, but note how the vertical spaces between the rows get wider in the bottom half. Also, I'll be couching silk and silky textured yarns on this one.