As you can see in chapter 10 I planned a muff as my third dimensional accessory. My imagine was a modern part with beads, bobbin and hand embroidery and a structrured background of walk wool by machine quilting
At the beginning I looked for my staff of fabrics, cords and buttons which I could choose for my accessory
my composite sheet with the design development, the patterns for the body muff and the appliqué pieces, with the used yarns, buttons and fabrics .
The shapes for the embroidery parts, which I cut from dyed cotton and silk
The upper part with bead work and the bobbin embroidery
The underneath beadwork with bobbin embroidery and hand stitching beside
Overlayered diamond stitches
One line with dorset buttons
tyvek buttons on embroidered background
The dorset button with french knots
The finished forground piece
…. and the back part
All had been done also with a little pocket for my purse or my handy
A look inside with a view on my lining . It's a conventionell cotton fabric with a paisley pattern …also spirales
The other side with the in sewed cord for the pocket. The lining was very fiddling and I did it by hand sewing
Me with my muff and my hand find enough space inside
After finishing the design work I got a very clear imagine about my acessory. And so I didn‘t got really problems with sewing and stitching exept the lining because I did the mistake first to cut out pieces and then to embroider. Natural the parts became smaller by quilting and the already cutted lining became to
big and I got problems with taking it in.
My finished work is just I imagine it and I am very happy about the conclusion. It looks very special and modern . It is good to wear as a accessory to protect my hands against the cold of winter and I love it as a very nice ornamental jewellery. If I would make this accessory again, I would cut the shapes for quilting and
embroidery bigger as the designed one , so I would have the possibility for corrections.
Date when the design work was started: 20.10.2010 completed: 25.10.2010
Date when embroidered item started: 26.10.2010 completed: 28.10.2010
Total numbers of hours spent working on the design work: 10 hours
the embroidery work: 38 hours
Costing fabrics :ca 20 euro
Batting : 8 euro
Embrodery yarns . 20 Euro
Procion MX: 10Euro
Storage of Work, Materials, Tools and Equipment
The design work in process: Ikea storage boxes labeled by their contents The completed design work: The same boxes also labeled by their contents The colored papers are in a ring binder and all papers are scanned
Inks, paints, glues and brushes are stored in several chests of drawers Embroidery yarn are sorted by colors in plastic boxes also the beads and the material for embellishments like tyvek and silk roads The fabrics are sorted by color in my cupboard in my studio The sewing machine is in my studio on the sewing table The electrical equipment like iron and iron table are stored in my shelving system.
Health and Safety Rules Observed
Use care when cutting with a utility knife – use a cutting board to ensure your work does not slip Use the heat gun and paints only with opened window Take a rest after several hours of stitching or sewing. No pins in the mouth Do not rub your eyes with paint on your hands