Friday, June 11, 2010

Chapter 6 machine and hand stitching.

These two shoe before and after.Threads were cut and withdrawn to create alternate spaces.The removed threads were made into a cord and woven through ,while the other were folded back and caught down with a straight machine stitch.Then rows of chain stitch were added in blue thread ,the middle three were whipped with rayon in rust.

Top sample has had threads withdrawn into a grid then zigzagged loosely to draw them together.I have then used cotton threads in orange and space dyed blue to hand stitch woven wheels.

Bottom sample had threads withdrawn to form a grid,a zigzag stitch was machined along the width.I then used same thread as before to stitch blocks of raised chain band in the opposite direction to the machine stitching.

I did some more withdrawn fabrics and have played with adding stitch both by machine and hand.The cream one has had threads withdrawn in different ways both down and across .(I cannot keep in my head which is warp and weft ,try as I might!)The vertical threads were withdrawn before being machine stitched to form a tuck ,then the threads were made into a machine cord and threaded through before being stitched in a wave.

Top of sample was withdrawn and stitched to form tucks,loose threads were bunched and threaded in to alternate loops and caught down with zigzag.

Middle took threads from different directions,stitched to tuck, patch removed and stitched to bottom of sample.

Final removed threads in both directions leaving some in place,then the machine was used to zigzag across int two places,the remaining threads were made into cord and woven through middle .

The sample on the right has threads withdrawn horizontally then clumps have been zigzagged before the withdrawn threads have been knotted around .

Bottom has had threads withdrawn ,then been stitched vertically with a straight stitch to stabilise then clumps of threads have been satin stitched to surface.


Stephanie M said...

Hi, the way I remember warp and weft is:
weft = left: left to right, ie across the fabric
so warp is top to bottom, parallel with the selvedge. Warp is the strongest thread, so when I have a piece of fabric which has no selvedge I pull gently across the weave in one direction, then the other. The 'pull' which has the most stretch/give will be the weft. Hope this helps, are you going to summer school?

Hazel said...

Love the first one Jenn, and the quirky grids!