Musings about various textile techniques I dabble with. And other stuff. A bit of a visual diary actually.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
trying for 3D shapes
At the moment I am working on machine sewing, free motion. I am trying to make some 3D shapes and have used a template that, when sewn together, draws the fabric up into a shaped piece.
Here is the first stage, a flat piece of sewing. I have included some small pieces of fabric with the sewing. I drew the template onto the soluble fabric and sewed over the fabric and made some free motion lacey fabric. When I soak the soluble fabric off, the template distorts a little, so the shaping in a bit random but still works for what I want.
Here is one of the pieces with the uneven edges sewn together, drawing it up into a more moulded shaped.
I made two pieces, joined them together and here is the resulting 3D shape, hanging in the garden.