Monday, 10 December 2012

Module 2 - Three-dimensional functional item

 I chose the wing-shaped cushion for my assessment piece and tried to introduce some elements which are related to a bird's feather like the "spine" in the middle of the joining. I also sewed in prairie-points in the lower part of this side of the cushion. After the filling they popped up a little bit, an effect I really liked

 The different pieces as well as the strips with the triangles were assembled with the paper piecing method,

 The circles were reverse-appliquéd and allowed me to showcase some of my embroidered fabrics

I sewed in prairie-points in the gusset

 I took up the feather theme and tried to make some out of fabric and thread. The fabric one is stuffed.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Module 2-Chapter 12

The first idea for a full size mock-up

For the second full size mock-up a chose the wing shape (my daughters actually say that it is a drop but I pretend that it is a wing). I like the idea of introducing further elements related to wings (birds), like feathers or textures reminding me of feathers)

I would like to keep enough freedom to be able to improvise on the way to the finished object, that's why I haven't chosen the fabrics yet for the final piece.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Module 2-Chapter 12-Organic shapes

Organic 1:I wanted to reproduce the felt vessel above I made some time ago, as it reminded me of a sea urchin. However the result was disappointing and reminded me more of a bathing cap.

 Organic 2; Here I divided a circle into four equal parts, I extended one into a leaf shape

Organic 3: 6 leaf shaped pieces were sewn together to reproduce this vessel.

 Organic 4: This piece reminds me of some flower, pod, etc. Although I really like it, I don't see how it could end up in a functional item
 Organic 5:  A bag which I saw at the Knitting and Stitching Show was the inspiration for this piece

 Organic 6: A shape based on a pod found in my garden. This piece could make an interesting vessel, although I don't know how and where I could introduce more embellishments.

Organic 7: I wanted to reproduce a wing with the idea of making a cushion (for my poor neck) out of it
Organic 8: Another try. Although they might look strange at first sight, I think that these two shapes could offer the opportunity to showcase some interesting fabrics and patterns