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)
                                            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.