SELF DIRECTED STUDY: 3-D STITCH/FRINGE FOOT/COLOUR PLAY

3rd day that I had decided to utilise the empty Stitch workshop at Uni.

Before I arrived at Uni, I took a trip to Hobbycraft to purchase some mandatory and some new equipment for a few new ideas rolling through my head:

  1. CHENILLE GLITTER/COLOURED STEMS (PIPE CLEANERS)
  2. COLOURED LOLLIPOP STICKS
  3. MIRRORED CARD (GOLD & SILVER)
  4. 5″ X 5″ CELLOPHANE CARD WRAPPERS

The Chenille Stems would be used in some context with raised 3-D stitches (Fringe foot)….so began my experimentation.

A double zig-zag stitch was incorporated on a heavyweight cotton fabric (no backing necessary). A blue glittery chenille stem was placed before the Fringe foot and guided through the stitches travelling down the fabric, resulting in the stem contained in a ‘cage’ of 3-D stitches; colour was purposely chosen to interpret the main colours found within Mulholland Drive……..YELLOW, PINK, PURPLE, RED, GREEN & BLUE. The result is fun, playful and stylised. The blue glittery stem acts as a catalyst to reflect lights and energy.

This next design came about from the idea of splicing colour contrast/harmony with creating a 3-D effect using thread. Some of the coloured thread employs a direct contrast, while others engage the idea of colour harmony. The colours look far more vibrant and expressive when looked at in person.

A Herring Bone stitch was embellished onto the surface of the same used in the previous sample, but on this occasion I decided to employ a double layering of the same stitch, creating a colour fusion and smorgasbord of texture. The colours demonstrated on this sample can all be found in Mulholland Drive.

Even the underside (reverse) of this sample has a beautiful pattern; I am always surprised at the wonders of stitch and the endless creative outcome it generates.

Subsequently, the more ideas I originate, the more knowledge I obtain.

The Mirrored Card, Coloured Lollipop sticks and Cellophane card wrappers will be utilised within the next couple of days…..WATCH THIS SAPCE.

Author: vmhtdesign

About to undertake my BA TEXTILE DESIGN @ NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY. So Excited. Follow my progress from beginner to professional.

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