Thursday, 23 March 2017

Samples

These are samples I've made during the on-line course of Svetlana Boljuh. The name of the course is "Felt for garments", but I have different plans on the techniques :) !



1. Wool (white) and viscose (red)


 
 
2. Wool (dark) and viscose (red). Very soft and flexible.                                                                                               
 
3. Very thin layer of wool (white, not visible) and huge amount of decorative fibres. Not all of them felted well but it's just my first sample.                                                 


 
 
4. Sample with nuno: silk chiffon, margelan silk, just silk (may be a blend with synthetic), some silk hankies.                  
 



4. This is the most interesting detail: at the top right corner there is a piece of rather dense polyester which hardly felted at all (reddish), but part of it was covered with margelan silk (beige) and this "sandwich" felted well. The large "ridge" is polyester covered with margelan silk. 

 
 
 
5. It's the latest sample which was the main attraction of the course to me- carving.                                                               
This one is with all folds felted, still wet.                                           
                                                         
 
The back of the sample above

 
After carving, wet still. We are suppose to do carving on dry sample, but I just could not wait! I did some things wrong, but pleased with the result nevertheless.



 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Wow,wonderful effects and texture. I need to try this out immediately.

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  2. Great samples! I really like the red viscose on dark wool. Interesting that the dense polyester felted better when covered with the silk.

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    1. I'm having an on-line course and very much behind at the moment :) Tried to catch up.
      Yes effect of this loose silk on the top of polyester was very surprising for me!

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  3. Ahhhhhhhh !!!
    Would love to "SEE" this with my hands !!!!!

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    1. They are very nice to touch, it's true! Thanks!

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  4. The trick of covering polyester with silk is really cool. Love tha last sample (carving). I can alread imagine it on your fish.

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    1. Yes, Nada, it was the main reason - to use it as a oart of fish design.

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  5. Wow, so many colours and textures! I wonder where people got the idea from that you can only add a few wisps of something and need to anchor everything down? :) They really are gorgeous, Galina!

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    1. Thank you! Hope to make a proper piece soon!

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    1. Yes, it's interesting technique!

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