Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mod 5 Chapter 10 Three resolved samples based on designs

Three resolved samples based on designs- using the following methods: silk paper, soluble methods, handmade paper.
The samples gave an opportunity to use some of the designs developed in module 1 and 3 of the diploma. I had several preliminary attempts and reminders of how not to do things- for example my first soluble attempt I used beige thread in the bobbin and pale green on top and darker colours for the flax- not a good outcome. Everything was muddy  brown as the beige overpowered the rayon threads and the colours of dark rayon threads ran when the soluble was washed out.
Below are the 3 final samples.

Sample 1: soluble methods- solufleece was used, and silk paper as a background. Design from module1
The silk paper background could have been larger - my first and third samples did not work as well so I used this one as I liked the colour combinations.

Sample 2: silk paper- design from module 3. I made a sheet of silk paper, cut it up and reassembled using machine stitching.

Sample 3 handmade paper
Design based on design in chapter 9, laminated wire shapes. Information from Sian's chapter "Working in the Air" in the book" Approaches to Stitch"  edited by Maggie Grey was useful in giving further practical information for this sample.

another view scanned on coloured paper to give better contrast.

The end of this module is in sight. Module 5 is enjoyable with new skills, and sewing the paper cut outs ie the design exercises  for the resolved samples made more sense of the earlier work,
Enjoy your stitching distant stitchers.

Module 5 Chapter 9 Designing with Layers

Chapter 9 offers 3 design options and you are asked to select at least one. I decided to look at Section A and draw some ideas and then do Section  C-  Drawing with wire for laminated layers.

Section A is  Drawing onto thin plastic layers such as food wrap plastic or cling film. You draw patterns onto the plastic and then fold/ pleat crumple to make an interesting fractured design.
Below are the folded/ scrunched drawings

1 On Left, edge folded over vertically On Rt  Bottom corner folded over
2 (top drawing is repeated below) middle vine leaf patter edge folded, Below lines drawn on plastic, plastic scrunched and pattern drawn over the folds at a different angle . This pattern was used in  resolved sample 3 in Chapter 10. I made a second sheet of silk paper for resolved samples but preferred the original. The machine sewing on the silk paper shows the pattern below.
 Silk paper with machine stitching
3 Flax drawing (top L) folded, L lower pleated. Rt scrunched and 2nd pattern drawn on top.

4 Layering designs after drawing and folding

 5Top drawing folded. Below design stamped and darted

6 Drawings layered and laid on coloured background
 7 Drawings layered and placed on decorated papers.
 8 Design colours changed in paint programme
 9 This drawing is of 2 patterns and then folded. it was done with pens for glazed surfaces but I was not able to get it clearer on scanning. The pens were yellow and a light brown so not dark enough

Some of these new patterns were interesting and useful for backgrounds eg as used on the silk paper. I liked the effect of layering patterns eg the shell stamp and bold circles. This was a useful exercise for me.

Designing with layers Section C Drawing with wire for laminated layers

``First draw objects without moving the  pencil/ pen off the paper, then explore objects in different arrangements and detail
After selecting the objects they were translated into wire,  and rubbings made onto tissue papers and different fabrics. I used oil pastels for the rubbings as they gave fairly clear outlines on the fragile tissue papers and on the fabric,
Then collages were assembled and stuck onto a calico background, Machine stitching decorated and highlights parts of the collages.
Fabrics used for rubbings included scrim, cotton net, organza, a nylon lace and muslin,

Chapter 10 is ready to load but I must go and show an interest in the rugby. Until tomorrow enjoy your stitching.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Module 5 Chapters 6 and 8

Chapter 6 Suspension in silk fibre layers

I enjoyed exploring new ways to make and decorate silk paper. I added a sample from the silk paper made for laced container ( see earlier post.)

Chapter 8 Making lace with wrapped frames and paper

This chapter was fun, opportunity to make a mess and sew, and it was a good change from making 7 pairs of pyjamas for my grandchildren.
I am testing how long you can keep paper pulp in the fridge before it grows mould. I was away for 4 weeks and the pulp survived. I am not sure about the next 5 weeks. If any one is doing this chapter: you do not need much pulp so don't tear up all your wrapping paper and old envelopes.

There will be a pause to make dresses etc and look after a small girl in Brisbane. Keep sewing all the distant stitchers.

Chapter 2 Page 5 reposted

I am reposting this page because it was hard to see stitching with the painted background.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

module 5 chapter 7 pockets

ch 7 Pockets



well chapter 6 is ready to post and 8 is almost done

Enjoy your stitching.

Module 5 continued : chapters 4 5 and7

I am back to finish this module after 2+ years. Life certainly got in the way of the diploma
 Chapter 4 was done 2 years ago but I didnt get to post.
I have done chapter 6 and will post later.

Chapter 4 




Fibre etch
I ended up with several soggy mounds of disintegrated velvet or no result when i found i had the wrong fabric but got some results


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Module 5 ch 1 -3 Lace

Long time since I posted.
However the start of Module 5, researching lace

now on to the chapter
Enjoy your stitching.