|Lines closer together give rows|
of them in both directions. This
reminds me of the bodice of
an Edwardian silk dress in the V&A
so I tried to make the bulges squarer...
|Gathered lining fabric gives ovals|
|But used the wrong fabric - in this|
case net curtain material, which ended
up being too shapeless to hold the
|Muslin gathered in circles made little|
bulges like mushrooms or the
bulges on the membranes of cells.
Folding & Pleating
|These straight pleats reversed at the end|
to give an interesting structure.
I found the easy pleatability of this
fabric was attractive and conducive to
|This stiff organdie started as plain |
straight pleats but easily turned
into the shape of a lily pad.
|These folds in thin printed cotton |
were secured with stitching to allow them to
hang down in a regular rank
|This organdie was given straight|
pleats and then sewn in a fan
shape to give a 3D wing-like
|I used lines of stitches to change the|
colour of areas on this pleated stripy
cotton upholstery fabric
|This was made of two strips of|
woven polyester with yellow on one side
and red on the other. I folded them at
right angles to each other to make
this variegated 3D ribbon.
|Pin tucks in muslin gives lines of shadow.|
Which emphasise the irregularity of my
|Pin tucks in two directions makes|
nice little boxes, or as at the top of
this, a web-like appearance.