fabrics and threads
In this module, I have to gather fabrics, threads and beads in my choised colour scheme which I had used in the past .Afterwords I should decide what else I will need to purchase or to dye. Fabrics and yarns which are not in my color scheme could be selected for over dyeing. Dyeing using Porcion MX was done in dark blue, red and yellow using cotton fabrics and linen,. Most of the fabric was white, however several
other fabrics were over dyed and showed a good result. Both solid color dyeing and random dyeing with the three colors were used on the fabric. Alltogeher the dyeing did well.
Dip dying. The fabric was folded several times until it was a little parcel. Each corner was dipped in a different colour for some seconds. Finally it was sealed in a polythene bag over night
The left was painted with a sponge, the others was random dyed
Pictures taken during the dying work in my laundry from top to down The mixed colours The dying place
Threads and fabrics are draped in the bucket, a sight that takes some time to get used….
All buckets together
This fabrics was dyed together with cotton threads
My dyed threads stored on the fabric
Monoprinting on fabric
The fabrics were first dyed with Procion MX and than decorated with spiralling pattern used acryl
paint with textil medium.
printing with a linocut stamp using acryl paint and rubbing over the linocut stamp with oil paint sticks
Decorate with stitchery
In this chapter, I have to decorate my colored fabrics with spirals in stitchery using either hand or machine stitchery. All used fabrics are cotton with kuninfelt as batting.
1.Row left: machine quilting with hand stitching in the right part. On the middle piece I used the machine quilted spirales as guideline for my hand stitchery.
The right piece is machine quilted with a multi coloured thread.
2.row: It‘s nearly impossible to stitch in the whipstitch manor with my computer sewing machine .The two pieces are my attemp at doing whipstitch
3.row: left and midle: spirales with free motion zick-zack stichery. The right piece shows spirales with cable stitches. The upper piece is hand stitched with a attemp to stitch an indian spirale
This piece is only machine stitched . The blue embroidery threads are couched with free motion stitchery. The light blue part shows granite stitch; on the left you can see cable stitch with embroidery yarn in the bobbin
This chapter is about using yarns, fabric, thread and other materials like paper or stripes of plastic bags to create interesting cords
Cords worked with my embellisher
Machine Stitched Cords
Cords were stitched with a cording foot to help guide fabric or threads. The threads or torned fabric stripes was twisted during the stitching to make them tighter. I varied the stitch distance to allow more or less of the core material to show through. I also used my embellisher to work cords from a mix of fabric stripes and effect knitting yarns.
Knotted cords „Weber“knot as spirale and as a flat knotted cord. For these I used the embellished cords.In the middle: a simple knotted cord of a mix of plastic stripes and knitting wool.
I took fabric stripes, effect knitting yarns, thick and thin wool to make twisted cords
here you can see twisted newspaper stripes, plasic bag stripes twisted with wool and fabric stripe with thin yarn twisted
Crazy twisted to form loops and spirales
plaited and wrapped cords made of pearl necklace, fabric stripes and thin embroidery yarns