Sunday, 27 June 2010

My brother will get married

That's a projekt, which I did for my brother and his wife as a present for their marriage.
The background is a painted canvas, mounted with a hand dyed fabric. This was stitched with monoprinted fabric stripes rolled up with toothpick

                                                                 The path is the goal

Monday, 21 June 2010

Module two ch 12

Chapter 12

For the first assessment we are required to devellope a functionel, three demensionel embroidered item. After some trials and thoughts about the kind of my assessment…..

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…… I dicided sewing a bag. Iam a pocket freek and have sewn several bags and pockets the last years and I give them all away; as the last bags to my sister and my daughter. My nearly every evening doing( accept I work for the course which was the main job the last two weeks:-)) ) is knitting socks for my family or friends. This is a really relax job. And I don‘t have a special basket or bag for my unfinished socks and the used wool. Well, the item become my wool basket. The starting point of my design is the shape of the cartwheel of
a peacock

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The two parts of the bad exist from segments, whichform a half circle. The front and the back are a quilt sandwich. I shall take thermolan as batting. That is strong enough, that the bag can stand by itself. First I tried to part the bag in segments corresponding to the fibonacci series, But I don‘t like this devision.  I would like to dress each segment in a different way, with machine embroidery, piecing like crazy and seminole and Log Cabin. For the middle part I shall use a solid fabric piece of my dyed or monoprinted fabrics. This part
would be only machine quilted.The seams of every section I will embellished with a black paspel.

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The ready embellished front and back will be take together with a fabric stripe with a length corresponding to
the circumference of the bag. The width of the pieced semicircle will be put in in two folds at both ends. These will be fixed with a bias binding. The handle could be weaved fabric stripes. They were take together and are weaved with each other and were fixed with buttons at the upper edge of the bag. I will take light wool felt in white colour for the lining.

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The alternative pocket is not so complex as the others. It exists of four rectangle quilt sandwiches. Every
rectangle would be worked corresponding to the techniques of the chapters of this module. The seams
between every part could be embellishe with trimed toggles and little triangles. I would like to work the
Log Cabin with forward facing seams. Honestly I would prefer the other bag.

no costs for this chapter
Working Time: 12 hours

Module two ch 11

 Chapter 11
Work on this chapter were sometimes very complex and make preparations for the first assessment. We have to design a series of different patterned paper stripes and have to observe how the different arrangement change the
overall impression. The sample shows strong and bold patterns, group dark tones and light tones together,small stripes of medium tones and a crazy block with different grey tones.

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                                                  Variations with patterned papers

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….and with fabrics. I used some of my monoprints. The upper left block is stitch with a cord foot with pearl yarn

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A sampler of paper piecing using the methode stack and whack. It means cutting a series of differently  patterned squares into the same shape.

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Lines of machine stitching on monoprinted amd dyed fabrics.The blocks in the second row and the left in 3.
are used with embroidery yarn in the bobbin.

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  This is a collage of cutted, seamed, cut and reseamed stitched fabrics samples out of my stash of monoprinted fabrics which was stitched before the cutting and seaming stage. The seamed of the block below left were further embellished with little triangles

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    4 blocks of my stitched samples were piled up and cutted four times.The pieces of every stack were swapped and sewn together in the manner of Stack`n Slash. Every block has 4 different pieces.                                                 

Module two ch 10

Chapter 10
This chapter uses a designing method similar to Seminole piecing to create patterns similar to animal markings. The design should have a reference to animal patterns and include the seams with as a design element. In my work samples I used the face forword seams very subtle.i like this  more as the seams convolut, which you see  in the working sample for the task of "challenge".

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Many , many seams faced forword

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                                                        Trials with black and white papers

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The first collage of my seam work. I used my monoprinted fabrics. The cuts run horizontaly and diagonally
here with little triangles in the seam.

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Here you can find diagonally cuts, the parts were frotated and then sewn together to a strip.

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These parts were cut twice vertically and then transferred to each other and sewn together.

the costs for this chapter:
Fabrics. ca 10 Euro
acrlyl colour: 7 Euro
fabric dyes: 10 Euro

Working time: ca 24 hours

Friday, 18 June 2010

Module two ch9

Chapter nine
I always again establish how much I am on loggerhead with many mathematical facts . This also applies to the Fibonacci rule. We have to consider with the following designs the Fibonacci series of proportion. This is a series of numbers which is the same in ratio found in natural patterns such as sunflower,heads, pinecorns,leaves and trees.This a series based on the sum ofthe previous two numbers,i.e. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5, 3+5=8, 8+5=13…… and so on. After the exercises with paper stripes cut based on the Fibonucci rules in several variation, i feel myself more confident with it.

                                                  picture 1 sqares and the golden section

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The sampler with the paper work

                                              picture3 the Fibonacci serie with diagonal stripes

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                                                        My own design of the golden section

Module two ch8

chapter eight
The works for this chapter was a fun gimmick with fabric manipulation for emphasizing seams.

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This object of manipulated fabric consists of eight consecutive sewn triangles. For this I used some of my monoprints fabric. The triangles were sewn together at the base and then wrapped each with a toothpick and
hand stitches together.The visible seams I frayed as best I could managed .I think the object is original and it might me backed with velcro as a top of a bag.The comment by my husband: "It looks like an accident
with your sewing machine…"

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his part I've worked with a ruffler. I bought this just recently, when I saw the demonstration with this foot. Here I remembered a skirt I sewed at the age of twelve under the guidance of my mother. It was a super full skirt. My mother had no desire to gather this width by hand and bought a ruffler for her sewing machine At those days it was already so fun for me to sew ruches. As I said when I saw this show, I had to have this part!.

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Actually this ruch should make puffs. But the edge at the upper end of the fabric strip was not wide enough sewn. The width of the fabric was not enough. I therefore formed arches of the ruchs and fixed at regular intervals with french knots on the seam

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All my seams together

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Next, we should work ribbons, cords and tuggle from strips of fabric. This in view of the first assessment to consume some of these pieces with it. Actually I'm not a big fan of cords and tassels. Without this course task I would not have made this work. The piece in the middle was worked with water soluble vlies

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My toggles exist of felted stripes fused with organza painted with transfer dyed. My mixed black coloured changed by the heat and became purple. It does‘nt matter. It is a nice change after always black and white and grey.

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Dupion silk stripes with machine embroidery

Costs of material:
Fabric ca 5 Euro
Solvy  10 Euro
Working time: about 10 hours

Module two ch7

Chapter seven

The work for this chapter include traditional techniques such as log cabin and seminole with both paper and sewn with fabric.As book reference I used :
Seminole Patchwork by Cheryl Greider Bradkin

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I drewn this Log Cabin block with Corel Draw I am just learning the use of this graphic programm and I am often desperate about the necessity „learning by doing“

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This is my first collage of the log cabins. Some are sewn and some glued with patterned paper. I worked
among other things, variations Chevron Log Cabin and courthouse LC.

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Another variations of log Cabin with patterned papers

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The lower sampler are a traditionel seminol work with baught black and white patterned fabric and my own
monoprints. The top piece shows a transfer adhesive version .
I think the most attractive fabric combination for seminole work are the mix of small patterned and a one
color fabric.

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Also a kind of seminole work