Sunday, 30 October 2011

Module five Chapter 7

Chapter seven
The next step is to create a sampler with fabric pieces, which are folded or gathered differently , so that I obtain a surface with tactile contrast.

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                                              From left to right:
                                             furrowed(cotton teddy)
                                                 crunchy(tüll)
                                            angular(cotton tucked with twin needle)
                                            firm( rolled linen)
                                            padded and smooth(silk)
                                            stiff(tucks filled with pipe cleaner)
                                            wooly)(corded effect yarn)
                                           coarse( folded fusible batting)
                                           firm(tightly winded flax)
                                        Yielding(with cottonwool padded organza)
                                                    precise relief(direct smoking of cotton satin)
                                            Padded and rough( padded calico with polyesther batting and tightly quilted)
                                             Scratchy( padding of wood wool)
                                             Net like( twin needle stitching parcel string)
                                               Fuzzy( folded and snipped tucks of linen)
                                        Floppy and angular(cotton folded by darts in different direction)
I hosted a game with the children (eight and ten years old) of my neighbor. Their eyes were linked, they should feel and choose blindfolded the place for every part ; from soft to coarse, smooth to scratchy, etc. We had a fun and entertaining afternoon with some heated discussion to determine the surface properties and design of the contrast

Mdule five chapter 6

Chapter 6
After wonderful holiday weeks in Denmark and in the foothills of the Alps I had some problems to occupy myself with the course work.Chapter 6 takes a lot of work samples to determine the different techniques of fabric manipulation. Everything under the motto: Tucks, Pleats and Gathers. For some examples, I tried the structures of the bog, as I had photographed them to implement textile
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                several darts were sewn in an organza scrap and applied to painted canvas

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The upper picture shows a mountain of many dried turf. For the textile implementation I used teddy fabric which I laid in pleats of different directions to each other.

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 By this textile image I assimilate the impressions on an autumn walk through a bog nature reserve.I didn't make a mock up I just started with stitching.I colored linen and used paper balls for filling the contours in the foreground  and polyesther batting. The other parts of the “landscape” were gathered by the technique of direct smoking
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         The fabric of the pictures 3-5 shows my choosed colour scheme for the resolved sample                                                                   
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Polycotton and polyesther chiffon machine gathered,also with a ruffler. In an attempt to gather the fabric with
an elastic thread in the bobbin , my sewing machine went on strike. She does not like the rubber cord. So I
had to give up the smocking by machine. In my first attempts to try the smocking as decorative embroidery techniques, the book of "The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolf was a great help.








                        



Tuesday, 30 August 2011

sketchbook day 12-16


 day 13
the following day I tried several colours in combination to build layers

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                                             Watercolour and water soluble wax crayon

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                                                   wax crayon and water soluble pencils

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                                                             a pear with a infestation

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here I used my new pencils Graphitint. There are water soluble tinted graphite.I like the muted colours

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                                                      I nearly used all kind of colours

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the background coloured with brusho had been treated with bleach, because the read background was to dark.

day 16 ripping and sticking

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Module five chapter five


Chapter five Quilting, Padding and Stuffing 

Wadded Quilting
                                                             
                                                                           picture1I used for the pieces left dupion silk and right habotai. The batting is a thicker polyesther vlies.

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Experimental Variations with unusual padding like wood shaving from the wood turner studio of my husband and frayed threads remained of ch four.the top layers are net . The backing of all pieces are calico.One example had been stitched by machine and the other by hand

Shaped Quilting

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From left to right. 1.row: corded wool under dupion silk with back stitch , curtain rings with dupion silk, backstitch and needle waving inside the rings , bubble wrap under polyesther organza machine quilted
2. row: wool felt under habotai with heavy machine quilted, styropor balls under habotai with back stitch


Padded quilting

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Left: wool felt padding under habotai, right :cotton wool under calico


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The starting point for further work samples is the image above.

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For the wadding material, I used thorned pieces of corrugated cardboard. The background is stabilized cotton and the top layer is gauze. Thus the structure of corrugated cardboard is still visible.

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To emphasize the relief of cardboard I applied acrylic paint with a rubber roller. Unfortunately, I have applied the color too thick in some places. That looks very smeared to me . The next time I will attempt to make sure the rubber roller to move very lightly only against the direction of the relief.

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The same startingpoint as before. I used for the top layer calico and than as wadding material also corrugated
cardboard. The wadded scraps were painted by rubbing with wax crayon. I mounted the pieces with my embellisher on painted calico and than I all machine stitched

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At least I wanted to know how the sample would look like a picture with a passe-partout . I made a design with photoshop.


 Corded quilting

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Linen with machinen stitched corded embroidery yarn, linen with wool effectyarn machinen stitched wizh floaters,corded wools under polyesther chiffon, corded cotton yarn with calico, corded embroidery yarn under linen scrim

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

sketchbook day 10 and 11

paper batik with a mix of brusho colours and wax crayon. the colours on the right are a copy of the paper over it

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a collage with fabric scrap out of my fabric remaining box



Pansies from my garden bondet with coloured bondaweb . The background are coloured with brusho and wax crayon and has been textured with machine quilting






Sunday, 21 August 2011

Module five chapter one-four

Chapter one
.The subject of this chapter is Texture Landscape.
I live in a very rural area where still peat is mined in drained bogs. Some of the dried peat is still used by older inhabitans as fuel. The bog, with its wetlands, in which the variety of grasses and silvery birches are reflected exerts a special attraction for me. I am faszinated about the history of the marsh colonization. Some of our older neighbors have punched peat in the bog as children with their parents. I like the smell of the peat fire. I am  fascinated by the gnarled bark of the structure of the bog oak and its wood grain

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                                                             A board path in the bug

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                     A close up view of the board path with the aspect of the old weathered wood

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                                              In former times hand brushes were tied by this gras

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                                                                A close up view of the Bentgras

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                                                     Gras pattern with the help of Photoshop

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                                                                     Blooming wool gras

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A piece of peat out of the stock of our neighbour. The peat lies on bricks ,which are burned with peat.They formed the plaster of our front garden

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                                                                   A close up of a pice of peat

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                                                      A peat wall of a cottage in Iceland

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                                                        A part of a trunk of a bog oak

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                                                                A drawing as a close up

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                                                              Another trunk of an oak

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                                                             A branch of a birch in winter

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                                           A playing with photoshop with a motif of winter trees

Chapter two
Paper reliefs

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I get scraps when I tear the paper against the grain. If the paper is torn with the grain direction, I get a
relatively straight paper strips.

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                        Waved paper stripes. I used copy paper and japanese linocut print paper

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                                                          Waved paper grid crunched

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                                         1. kitchen paper,freezer paper, copy paper
                                         2. brown paper, japanese paper, pastel paper
                                         3.tissue paper,parchement paper, heavy watercolour paper
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                                    Crumpled tissue paper covered with a tissue paper spiral

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                                                       Crumpled and rolled kitchen paper

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                                             Folded and scrunched kitchen paper making little balls

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                                                  A paper relief of rolled and folded kitchen paper


Chapter three
Texture and relief in paper

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                            The board path in the bug, kitchen paper rolls, edited with photoshop


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                                                     Scraps of scrunched brown papers

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                               Corrugated cardboard scraps and scrunched and glued tissue paper

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                                                                       Rolled tissue paper

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                                      tissue paper rolls glued on brown paper rolls

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                                              Pieces of mounted corrugated cardboards

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                                                          Folded and rolled tissue paper

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                                                           Cutted stripes of copy paper

Chapter four
Fabric investigation

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                                                                         My fabric collection

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                                                   The burning experiments of the natural fibers

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                                                            Further burning examples

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        From left to right: light linen, habotai, polyesther chiffon,linen, polyesther chiffon, synthetic organza, silk

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from left to right: knotted and frayed linen, cutted microfibre, corded silk, microfibre snipped at right angle
on alternate edges, rolled calico, frayed and snipped light linen, gathered micro fiber