Fabric Manipulation

Ossu guys! A few weeks ago I made some fabric manipulation for my school project that is related to the upcoming capsule collection that I’m going to do. I made 7 manipulations in total, using different technique for each one. The inspiration for my capsule collection is insect, so this fabric manipulation has the same inspiration.

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My first manipulation is made using chiffon and PVC. First, I draw the pattern on a small piece of PVC and cut them up. After smoothing the sharp edges, I arrange them on an A3 chiffon and stick them with fabric glue.

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The second manipulation is made using small PVC pipes and a piece of white A3 stretch cotton. I start with making points for grid and start with sewing the PVC with a hand needle and white thread. I make sure that I cut the pipes about 2 cm longer than the length of the grid so that it curves up.

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The third manipulation is made using beadings. I started with drawing the patterns and mix 5 colours of beads that have the same hues. After that I started beading the pattern with the mixed beads so that I got random coloured beads for the lines. I am trying to imitate the wings of insects for this one, but I don’t really like how this turns out because from far it looks like leaves. I think this method can be used for huge patterns better.

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My fourth manipulation is done with the slashing technique, I begin with drawing the line on the wrong side of the PVC fabric to mark where I will cut. After cutting, I folded some of them and stitch them down with rhinestones and pearls for the bottom one. I also added more rhinestones on both sides.

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The fifth manipulation is made using PVC. Same with the previous one, I start with drawing the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric and cut it using cutter. After carefully cutting each pattern, I start arranging them and cross stitch them back on the empty space on the fabric using contrast coloured thread. By stitching back the pattern that I cut out, it makes the fabric have more texture than just having holes.

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The sixth manipulation is made from PVC and wool fabric. I start with drawing the pattern on a paper, cut it and I’ll get 3 pieces pattern. The next step is to cut the middle pattern in half, spread them out and trace another them. After that I cut the fabric using the pattern that I have and sew the middle two pattern together. Then, I cut strips of PVC fabric of 3 cm width and top stitch them onto the middle panel that I have sewn together. After I have stitch them full, I sew the other two panel together and top stitch them.20160820_132111

The last manipulation is made from PVC pipes and net. First I made ridges at the bottom of the A3 sized net by top stitching folded nets. After that I stitch another piece of net and make the bulges. Then I start to thread the PVC pipes through the holes and tie them at the end to secure it, for the upper part I thread them vertically and the middle part horizontally. This fabric manipulation have a different inspiration than the others, it is inspired by my trip to the Arts and Science Museum that I have posted a month ago. The exhibition that inspires this is the Future World exhibition, because there are so many colourful displays in a dark room that is so fantasy-like that make me think up of this manipulation.

So, that’s it for this post on fabric manipulation, I don’t think I’m going to use any of it in my capsule collection but it’s still fun to make and experiment. Thanks for reading and see you in the next post!

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