Any technique that reshapes the surface of the material.University of Arts London
I spent a lot of time experimenting with different fabric manipulation techniques. As a result I ended up with a lot of usually smallish pieces of unusual fabrics. What to do with them?
One project I came up with was to create a concertina book, which is a type of folded book. Each of the three center panels have a different sample and I even put descriptions on the fist page of each side of how I did them. Good thing because I never would have remembered.
Tiny fabric pieces were layered between two pieces of tulle then machine stitched.
Fabric was painted with metallic fabric paints. Bits of fabric and Angelina Fibers were placed on top. Tulle was layered on top and then machine stitched. Gold cord was couched down using a sewing machine threaded with mono filament.
Pieces of shear ribbon and cords were layered between two pieces of water soluble fabric. The entire piece was machine stitched then the stabilizer removed.
A used dryer sheet painted with fabric paint was used as the base. Small pieces of sheer ribbon, gold and white fabric, metallic ribbon and Angelina Fibers were layered on top. Everything was covered with tulle and machine stitched. Black frame piece was made using burnt down Kunin felt.
Net tubes were stuffed with chenille yarn. These were then braided together with ribbon and fabric strips. Then the braids were joined with a sewing machine.
Fabric pieces were layered between two sheets of water soluble stabilizer then machine stitched and the stabilizer removed