Have been looking at ways to colour the surface of thin copper. For the smaller sample I used a naked flame and for the larger one, alcohol inks (used in a ventilated area!).
Looking forward to embossing and stitching the metal, too; with a view to incorporating it into a textile piece.
One of my students has produced a contemporary piece of textile work. She was inspired by a series of photographs she took of fishing vessels. The photographs were cut into strips and woven together to produce an altered image. This second image was the basis for weaving painted fabric strips together to create a pleasing composition. To finish the work, the student added free-machine embroidery.