THE ART OF MANIPULATING FABRIC COLETTE WOLFF PDF

The book is pages and contains diagrams, all about the endless possibilities in manipulating fabrics into three-dimensional forms with gathering, pleating, tucking, shirring, quilting, and smocking. In my early days, when I received my first business from Japan, Cecile was their number one mail-order house, and we were told to produce a pin-tucking bra for them using silk satin fabric. There were five rolls of pin-tacking, each with an interval of 9 mm. It sounded very off. We finally came to the understanding that they wanted us to stay alert during production. I learned about quilting back when I was in the Philippines.

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Simply stated, this book is nothing short of a masterpiece. It covers, in great detail, the full spectrum of fabric manipulation techniques from simple gathering and pleating to complex structural forms that combine multiple elements into works of textile art. Honestly, it blew my mind! I love this idea! All the examples are presented on a square of unbleached muslin with pinked edges.

No garments, no home decor pieces, no quilts, nothing. Just amazingly manipulated pieces of muslin that you can transform into anything your little heart desires. Its bland color proved exceptionally receptive to the light and shadow of black-and-white photography.

Modern sewing books are full of these, and it drives me crazy. I want technical instruction! There are plenty of photographs in this book though, and they are phenomenal teaching tools. If it is in the instructions, there is a photo. No omissions, no confusion.

I can only imagine how long it took her to wash, iron, cut, and sew all the samples. Always, I would be staggered at the workmanship and the possibilities. Who but Colette could have made darts into works of art? I began to drag other people into the meetings, merely for the pleasure of watching their faces as she pulled out some samples. At one point someone at Chilton [Book Company] asked her to ship her samples to Philadelphia for a meeting.

I seriously want to give this woman a hug. Anyway, enough of my gushing. Above you can see the introductory instructions for creating flounces which you might use for a peplum, for example.

The line drawings in the instructions are exceptionally clear and helpful, and I found them to be remarkably true-to-life. As in, I wonder if Colette actually sewed a fabric sample and then precisely drew how the fabric behaved.

And yes, she drew all the line drawings herself! Who knew you could do such amazing things with a simple ruffle?!?!? Or, you could read this book like a novel like I did, drooling with every page turn. You know, just saying. Where could I apply this technique — maybe along the hem of a summer skirt?

As a brooch for a blazer? On a purse? So many possibilities! I can imagine making a boxy summer top covered in these tucks from shoulder to hem. One by one. This sounds amazingly labor-intensive and amazingly awesome. Am I ambitious enough to give it a try?? Hint: Probably not! I had never even heard of half of these! Imagine stuffing your pipe organ pleats with sewing notions.

Need an extra button? Just reach into the built-in storage cubby in your drapes, LOL! More drool-worthy samples: Just ignore my foot holding the page open in that last one.

I know this book may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it with you and perhaps get your creative juices flowing. Yes, Amazon is cheaper, but nothing beats the experience of perusing your local bookstore and checking out the books in person — just like with fabric shopping! I have no affiliation with the author or publishing company and just wanted to share a book that I enjoyed! Do you already own The Art of Manipulating Fabric?

If so, have you used any of the techniques in your sewing projects?

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Simply stated, this book is nothing short of a masterpiece. It covers, in great detail, the full spectrum of fabric manipulation techniques from simple gathering and pleating to complex structural forms that combine multiple elements into works of textile art. Honestly, it blew my mind! I love this idea! All the examples are presented on a square of unbleached muslin with pinked edges. No garments, no home decor pieces, no quilts, nothing. Just amazingly manipulated pieces of muslin that you can transform into anything your little heart desires.

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Jun 09, Andy rated it it was amazing This is an exciting book about shaping fabric using pleating, darts, folding, elevated applique, tucking, etc. I would love to see videos demonstrating some of the techniques as I am so new to this field that I cannot follow the instructions included in this book. But if I could! I have so many ideas regarding how I could incorporate these wonderful This is an exciting book about shaping fabric using pleating, darts, folding, elevated applique, tucking, etc. I have so many ideas regarding how I could incorporate these wonderful shapes into art quilts and fabric sculpture. If anyone knows of other books, or of videos, that show how to use these techniques, I would appreciate if you with contact me with that information.

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