Saturday, 7 April 2012

Module V chapter 12

Stitch Trials Samples using extreme contrasts
The inspiration of the work samples are decorated papers of the previous chapter

This example shows a very flat structure achieved by machine embroidery

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                       With smocked linen I imitated the rubbing marks of tissue paper

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the bleached marks remind me on pistil stitch. I used a felted lightly padded background

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 an example with different stitch samples like bouillon knot,fly stitch ,French knot ,and Litch stitch. The background is felted and afterwords padded.

After these preliminaries I took my landscape zones as a model for templates to sample their distribution on an area of ​​30x40cm. The first example I liked best. To me it seems as closed harmonious unit.

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I did the same with my decorated papers

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In this way I got an idea in which areas I wanted to create raised surfaces. After my hand stick samples I decided to  pabbles, raised stitches, and embroidered paper balls made ​​of handmade paper.

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This is my final pattern, with the distribution of work and embroidery techniques.

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                                                  my material : the oily handmade paper and linen

I began to applied the manipulated  fabric and embroidered parts  onto  cut out pelmetvilene .But this kind of background was too stiff for me,, so I took thermolan as the basis for the templates, and also as the basis on which I mounted the finished template into a complete fabric screen.

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With this underlay, then it was  possible to hide the transitions by felting  and to create a single textile screen with the ups and downs of a landscape.  I ironed coarse linen with fusible webbing on thermolan. The flat sections I first embroidered with the sewing machine with embroidery threads of  varying thickness.

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                                                                   me at work

For the design of the raised parts, I stitched  pieces of  hand made  paper, which I interfaced with felted buttons .The smocked  linen was embroidered with raised stitches and in some places also backed by  felted buttons.  I covered the edges of the pieces by felting  and additional embroidery and couched effect yarns

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                 one selection with covered edge by dizzling stitch,pistil stitch and boullion knots

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the part with corded quilting,the smoked area with boullion knots,couching,needle lace over a pabble,


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the upper part of the picture with little pieces of folded linen, fixed by machine stitching on the background

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                                                            a flat part with bobbin embroidery

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                                                                         It’s ready

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                                   the lower part with pabbles and needle lace

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                                             on the right hand stitched papers with needle lace

The moor was the source of inspiration for the resolve  sample and all previous works. Initially the paper work with  the landscape structure should be shaped, then the rubbings of the paper  work to transform marks with embroidery stitches. The longer the design process continued the more my pictures of  the moors faded.  In the end of the creative process  I was working almost exclusively with the images of rubbing marks, the structures of the torn corrugated cardboard and the crumpled paper  in my mind to produce a textile semi-relief. I am very satisfied with the result, as the picture now hangs on the wall . It corresponds to my idea of the thing I wanted to work.
What would I do differently? As still in previous work, I should let in myself more for  the process of design and don’t let myself  too quick to set of ready-made pictures in my mind.

Date when the design work was started: : 04.03.2012
completed: 30.03.2012
Date when the embroidery  started:01.04.2012
Completed. 05.04.2012
Total numbers of hours spent working on the design work: 20 hours
the embroidery work :16 hours
Costing fabrics :ca 7 euro
Batting : ca 5  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 colours in plastic boxes also the beads and the material for embellishments like tyvek and silk roads The fabrics are sorted by colour 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