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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Constructing the base fabric

Cutting and layering The felted piece I’ve been experimenting with will be sitting on a layered base fabric made from black weed suppressant and pieces of my dyed silks.  The initial sample I’ve made is an odd shape so I … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Building texture

Exploring the Flower Foot Now I have some decent felted samples I’ve been trying out the flower foot attachment for my sewing machine. I first used it back in Assignment 3 Workshop 6 where I was manipulating fabric and I … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Building the surface

Manipulating Fibre & Yarn Here I’m creating samples for the textural surface of my hanging by using wool fibre, pre-purchased yarns and some of my dyed lightweight silks. Above: Loosely knitted wool trapped between wool fibre.  Aim – to see … Continue reading

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Assignment 5 – Stage 5 Dyeing

Further natural dyeing trials. Having already experimented with natural dyes earlier in this assignment (posted here) I have been continuing but have moved away from golds, browns and charcoals into more dull green colours. Whilst I have been working solely … Continue reading

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Sketchbook work – recording colour samples

Natural Dyeing – Recording the process. I now have an excellent record of how these effects were achieved so they can be replicated on different fabrics in the future.

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