A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Extreme Texture--Cording technique
I decided to use some cording on top of the fabric too. This is a different cording that is meant to be shown off. It is very shiny and it really adds to the total texture of the piece to have it showing. Do think through how you are going to secure your cording ends. These types of cording often frays. You will need to have the cord go off the edge of your piece into the binding, be secured in some way so that it won't fray, hide the end under some texture, or intentionally let it fray to add to the texture.
In this picture I just overcast couched the cording to emphasize the twist in the cording. I'll talk tomorrow about the other embroidery stitches you see in the picture.
In this picture I just had fun with the cording and pulled it apart and was a bit more creative in my stitching.
So there you go! Four ways to add cording to your extreme fiber piece.
Tomorrow we'll talk about finishing touches.