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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fun from the Hardware Store

Nienka has several short posts using hardware store stuff to use for the clamping that I really liked.  Here is a compilation of three of them.

Shirbori Folding #12

And now, we're up to some 3D folding. Roll your square piece into a tube. And clamp it between those corner pieces from the hardware store:

Interesting.... there must be more ways to fold 3D, will think about it.


Shibori Folding--no 11

More fun from the hardware store, fold your rectangular piece in a zigzag pattern:

Shibori Folding - no 10

 Now for a Mandala fold, take a square piece of fabric, fold it in quarters and further in eighths:

Try to fold the remaining part into its place between the outer eights.

Found this at the hardware store, it's an opener for paint cans, but I have my own plans with it.

In the mean time I am also experimenting with different types of fabric, this is a 80% cotton, 20% polyester blend with an 'open' weave, which makes it easier for dyes to penetrate into the inner layers. 

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