Friday, January 27, 2012

Module 3 ch 8 To the edge

Another post!
Here is chapter 8, this definitely put me over the edge when I started last year. I wanted to complete the chapter during these two weeks I am at home as my sewing machine is sending messages it needs a service, and that can be done while i am at work.
These edges seemed a chore last year so I stopped, but now having time to explore I did another drawing /design  and enjoyed making the final samples.

Section 1
The material I chose was the only one I had with water on it, it is a patchwork fabric I have had for ages and not used. Here are the first drawings:

Section 2
Now the edges. It was an opportunity to use some of the scraps and failed samples I have hoarded

The pages are numbered but not necessarily the right way round when scanned

some of these fabrics are from module 2 and 3 of the certificate. The flax shapes  above on p31 were made for diploma module 1 - I have about another 20 to go, and the scraps of machine stitching in blue are oddments from the  neckpiece made for diploma. Interesting to put scraps together in a different way.

p36 are remains of practice stamps with acrylic paint and fabric paint. The house stamp was where I attempted to melt embossing powder and succeeded in burning the fabric, that was the day the smoke alarm went off.

Section 3
Next to translating design into stitches. I did another drawing now I understood what it was all about.
This drawing is a water colour wash, with water soluble pastels  for the water, painted semi transparent paper (green) with an overlay with flowers and leaves on baking paper in oil pastels/ crayons. I havent written it on paper yet. The key for fabric sample is on this page.

above is scanned, and below is a photo.
 Now back to playing with paper and paint.
I hope all the distant stitchers are enjoying their sewing. It is always interesting and encouraging to me to see your posts.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Assessment piece 2: evaluation, costing and authentication for piece 2 and module 3

Here is the paper work for assessment piece 2- using metallic threads

Hooray its done. Now to tidy up and have a large glass of wine to celebrate.

goldwork assessment piece design and sewing 2

Here are more photos on sewing the treasure casket
These are the mockups of the pice. The small model is made from dyed and stamped calico plus pelmet vilene
The actual piece is tea dyed and painted and stamped green silk  outer layer, hand made silk paper lining which is machine embroidered, with a middle layer of pelmet vilene for stiffening between.

Firstly the small model and paper full size model.
 next is a photo of the A2 design sheet

authentication for piece and module 3
 Here are photos of  the assembly of casket with the necklace displayed as on a tray and inside, hidden from view.

Inside surface, silk paper machine embroidered + necklace

The casket is fastened with machine cord loops and rolled metal "buttons"

And the other side

one last picture-imagine under the sea on a sunny day

 I shall go and find the paper work  for a next posting to finally drown this piece.

goldwork assessment piece design and sewing

Sian gave me website addresses to explore so I redesigned and decided this time I would just do it, and sew.
below are design sheets and photos of my metallic thread treasure casket.

These 2 pages below are an A2 sheet with actual size drawing on so imagine them side by side. I will place a photo later
Next I made paper mockups and a small fabric /vilene trial. This photo is after the sewing sequence

Then came sewing
Below are close up of the embroudery. I used my resolved sample module 2 and the samples made in module 2 to select the threads and stitches as well as the amall samples on the design sheet

In the photos the background looks prominent compared to stitching probably because of the light I used. the balance is better seen in the photos of finished object.
I am going to post this in 2 posts as this is fourth session I have tried to upload the scans and photos and it takes sooooo long when you dont succeed.