Sunday, 25 May 2014

Fabric Origami

I have been thinking about different ways of including some 3D elements into my work and one of my ideas was to use origami techniques on my fabric and here's my first attempt. It's quite fiddly to do and one minute I would be zipping along (relatively) and then the next minute I somehow forget how to do it. Very strange. 

The dots on the piece are the fold marks I made with my air erasable pen, so hopefully they will be gone soon. I used a piece of rejected geometric landscape (below) and although I like the overall effect of the pleating, I'm not sure it will work with geometric landscapes.

I do like the effect of the more subtle colour change in the bottom right hand corner though, so I will have to give the fabric I use some more thought.

In my last past, I mentioned that I was going to try to remove some of the colour from my yellow piece using Milton and I'm pleased to say that it has worked. I went very cautiously initially but couldn't see any difference and gradually built up the strength of the Milton and the colour is now closer to what I was aiming at. The process seems more gentle than other discharge effects and  I'm sure this is a technique I'll use again. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marion,
    I love the colours in your fabric origami. I will be interested to see where you go with it.

    I don't know if you remember me - we overlapped for a year on the C&G Diploma course. I've been following your blog for a while now as a 'secret lurker' so I thought I'd say hello.

    I've also started a blog and website. It's Do drop by if you're interested. It's in the early stages, which is why it's so helpful to read your more established blog.

    All the best,


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