EXERCISE – Manipulating the surface quality – samples

BRIEF

  1. Experiment with techniques that change the surface quality of a material – make a minimum of 4 samples.
  2. Samples need to demonstrate 1) transformation of existing material or fabric and 2) transformation of a sample I have made myself.
  3. Document fabric before and after – using photos and written description.
  4. Develop one to a final piece
  5. Write evaluation.

SAMPLES  – photos of samples to follow. Each sample in the sketchbook has a photo of the fabric in its original state and a description of the fabric indicating if it is either existing or made and description of process/techniques used. This is my documentation for point 3. I have not included a photo of each one.

Sample 1 - Existing material - Transformed with 3 colours of transfoils

Sample 1 – Existing material – Transformed with 3 colours of transfoils

Sample 2 - Existing material. Transformed with silver and blue transfoil.

Sample 2 – Existing material.
Transformed with silver and blue transfoil.

Sample 3 and 4 - Existing material. Sample 3 transformed with multi coloured transfoil. Sample 4 - transformed with multi coloured transfoil and then heat distorted.

Sample 3 and 4 – Existing material.
Sample 3 transformed with multi coloured transfoil. Sample 4 – transformed with multi coloured transfoil and then heat distorted.

Sample 5 - Existing material. Transformed with multi coloured transfoils.

Sample 5 – Existing material.
Transformed with multi coloured transfoils.

SAMPLE 6 - Hand dyed cotton sheet by low emersion dye technique and chiffon layers. Transformed by machine stitching and slashing and securing folds.

SAMPLE 6 – Hand dyed cotton sheet by low emersion dye technique and chiffon layers.
Transformed by machine stitching and slashing and securing folds.

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Samples 7 and 8 - 2 different existing blue kunin felt base each embellished and fused together with polyester organza with an embellishing machine in a bubble effect. Transformed with heat gun to melt the 2 fabics together. Sample 7 was over heated but gives a very different effect.

Samples 7 and 8 – 2 different existing blues kunin felt base each embellished and fused together with polyester organza with an embellishing machine in a bubble effect. Transformed with heat gun to melt the 2 fabics together. Sample 7 was over heated but gives a very different effect.

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Sample 9 - Hand felted wool sample - bit holey and not very stable. Transformed by fusing a layer of polyester organza over the top allowing gathers to form into ripples.

Sample 9 – Hand felted wool sample – bit holey and not very stable. Transformed by fusing a layer of polyester organza over the top allowing gathers to form into ripples.

Sample 10 - red and green hand felted sample with some Angelina fibres in. Too Christmassy for me ! Transformed by using an embellishing machine to fuse a silk organza scarf with cotton slubs in into soft gathers so only the slubs were proud of the surface.

Sample 10 – red and green hand felted sample with some Angelina fibres in. Too Christmassy for me ! Transformed by using an embellishing machine to fuse a silk organza scarf with cotton slubs in into soft gathers so only the slubs were proud of the surface.

Sample 10 in detail

Sample 10 in detail

Sample 11 - Rust dyed linen. Transformed by machine stitching silk organza sheer with cotton slubs to it with  a circle stitch.

Sample 11 – Rust dyed linen. Transformed by machine stitching silk organza sheer with cotton slubs to it with a circle stitch.

Sample 12 - SIlk velvet was devore printed with found objects, It was also then hand painted with Silk dye. Transformed further by stitching over  silver lurex fabric.

Sample 12 – SIlk velvet was devore printed with found objects, It was also then hand painted with Silk dye. Transformed further by stitching over silver lurex fabric.

Sample 12 detail.

Sample 12 detail.

Sample 13 - Black silk organza embellished with large spots cut out of a hot spots glue sheet. Transfoils applied. 3 additional layers of other coloured polyester organza sewn together with machine stitch circles so the organzas give a shimmer effect.

Sample 13 – Black silk organza embellished with large spots cut out of a hot spots glue sheet. Transfoils applied. 3 additional layers of other coloured polyester organza sewn together with machine stitch circles so the organzas give a shimmer effect.

Sample 13 detail

Sample 13 detail

Sample 14  - Final sample combining techniques from previous samples, bubbles in sheer, soft softs in embellishing machine stitch circles, layers of translucency. Nuno felt made from silk organza and merino wool tops. Transformed by machine embellishing  sheer fabric to the surface.  Further transformed with  machine stitching in circles.

Sample 14 – Final sample combining techniques from previous samples, bubbles in sheer, soft folds with embellishing machine, machine stitch circles, layers of translucency. Nuno felt made from silk organza and merino wool tops. Transformed by machine embellishing sheer fabric to the surface. Further transformed with machine stitching in circles.

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