Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Folding & Sewing

I was inspired by tinctory and the last issue of Selvedge magazine (Issue 34) which had an article on smocking. I had never tired smocking before and it didn't exactly work out here how I intended, but I did produce a really nice pleated bow which I love. I am planning on trying this again as its quite fun and produces some really interesting effects (check out tinctory's blog for beautiful things done with smocking). I love the traditional smocks in the latest issue of Piecework magazine too, also done with smocking & embroidery. It is an artform that has a lot of potential to be developed in new and interesting ways.

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