Sunday, 7 September 2008

Chapter 12 - Ideas for Designing a functional 3D Embroidered Item

After a few months of not having the energy to do much on this Module I'm on the last leg. I started with a spider diagram of ideas for a 3D item.

Stage 1

Firstly I drew various 3D shapes in my sketchbook.

Then developed them further. Lots of ideas for future use.

Stage 2

Full size mock up using calico.

Stage 3 - paper template.

Stage 4

Decorated papers on the paper template.

Stage 5

My first idea was a bowl but after doing some preparatory work I changed my mind.

My second idea is based on a 'Dolly' bag.

Fabric I'll use to make finished bag. I used strips of decorated fabric sewn together.

Then cut them up and rearranged them before sewing together with the seams to the outside.


Vivien said...

Dear Susan,

Thank you for your nice note. I apologize for not writing sooner, but the area, in Western Australia, where my sister lives is very remote. No broadband or Y-FI connection there, so I had limited computer access.

I stayed 3 weeks in Australia but then changed my flight and cut my visit short and returned home because of hurricane Ike. My home was in the path of the hurricane, but 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, so we did not have the water surges, but we did have 100 mph winds and lost power for five days. We lost several trees - one fell on our neighbour’s roof, but luckily did not cause any damage. Our roof will be checked for damage, as some tiles did come off. We were very lucky! Schools are still closed, but gradually the stores are opening again, even if there are limited supplies of meat, fish, milk and veggies – no one seems to have eggs. Now we have power it is so good to have a hot meals, A/C and internet connection.

The last four weeks have been unreal. While I was in Australia, my husband’s brother also passed away. Thank you again for your kind sentiments – they mean a lot at a time like this.

fiona d said...

I really like the fabric you've made, the combination of patterns and the earethy colours are wonderful, and I love your design drawings.