The Art of Manipulating Fabric Colette Wolff
In The Art of Manipulating Fabric, Colette Wolff seems to describe the entire history of sewing through the possibilities for three-dimensional fabric manipulation like gathering, shirring, pleating, and tucking. The author has set herself just this task, and she succeeds brilliantly. Working from the simplest possible form – a flat piece of cloth and a threaded needle – she categorizes all major dimensional techniques, shows how they are related, and gives examples of variations both traditional and modern. The result is an encyclopedia of techniques that resurface, reshape, restructure and reconstruct fabric.
• More than 350 diagrams support the extensive how-tos, organized into broad general categories, then specific sub-techniques
• Handsome photos galleries showcase the breathtaking possibilities in each technique and aid visual understanding by emphasizing the sculptured fabric surface with light and shadow
• Textile artists and quilters, as well as garment and home decor sewers, will expand their design horizons with the almost limitless effects that can be achieved this book offers a clear, comprehensive overview of many techniques for manipulating cloth fabric. The author categorizes all major 3-dimensional techniques, shows how they are related, and gives helpful examples to learn new techniques and see the old ones from a different point of view.
The book is organized into 6 parts:1. Controlled Crushing encompassing gathering and shirring.2. Supplementary Fullness covering making ruffles, flounces, and godets.3. Systematic Folding including pleating, smocking, and tucking.4. Filled Reliefs which is of great interest to quilters and covers cording, quilting, and stuffing. Structured Surfaces using darts.6. Mixed Manipulations showing how to use combinations. This well-illustrated book on fabric manipulation could literally create a lifetime of projects from these instructions, inspirational photos, and diagrams to follow. The illustrations inside are in black and white and very clear. This book is just perfect for inspiration and visually appealing techniques that can be applied to many areas: not only clothing but also home decor, accessories,
Categories: Housekeeping & Leisure – Handicraft: Cutting and Sewing
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN 10: 0801984963
ISBN 13: 9780801984969
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