This month’s fabric manipulation is back to dimensional. I’ve made a simple form that can be twisted and folded into many different shapes. Here is how it works. First cut the shape below from sturdy paper:
Transfer it onto sturdy fabric and cut a few. Sew them together with rough stitches and without overlapping the heavy canvas. Here are a few shapes that I liked:
The one above reminds me of a Whelk shell.
I’m not sure what these would be good for, but does it matter?
The “vase” is a bit crooked, because I haven’t yet “closed” the shape. Experimentation with dimensional shapes is a lot of fun.
Note to self for future experimentation:
- make a small light shade and put some thin wire into the seams
- use lighter fabric, a bit of starch and make a tea pot
- make a whole mobile with small teacups from Liberty inspired fabric
For more fabric manipulations, visit Lucy from Nahtzugabe who is collecting all the links on this Memorial (Pfingst) Weekend.
I am still enjoying myself on our trip and will look at all your manipulations on Monday.