TIBORS

Today I´m going to talk about my second semester  of First Year in ESDEMGA

The last year we didn´t make pieces of clothing.

We had to create abstract volumes. We investigated about fabric.

The fabric had to be white colour or beige. The protagonist was the own volume, it wasn´t the fabric, so we didn´t use a fabric with print.

Some of the fabrics selected by my class partners were cotton, “tarlatana” or flax, among other.

In my case, I chose beige cotton canvas and “tarlatana”.

Inspiration was something  very difficult for me.

Finally, among all the drawings in my notebook, one of them looked like the Japanese tibors.

Japan is a country that I like a lot, its kimonos, its cherry trees… So I got information and I continued on that topic.

In total I made 60 pieces for each design, and the cover, and  researching on the fabric and the cuts, I was creating both pieces.

I decided decorating them with origami.

It took me several days. The origamis were made with “tarlatana” fabric.

The designs were so big that I decided to wear them on two tall boys.

The chosen models  were 1.91m tall.

The Japanese tibors have some covers. I added some hats to my designs.

When I had my haircut I saved a lock of hair and I decided to added it to the hats.

Finally, I made sandals with cotton canvas and the sole covered with string.

I´m very  happy and proud of my projects.

Now I really want to see  this year projects finished, and to be able to  write about them too.

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EMBROIDERY 2ND

Continuing with the previous post, in this one I´m going to talk about how I evolved in embroidery and how I learned new stitches and tips.

Thanks to the social networks, I discovered a girl named Loly Ghirardi, who is an artist, graphic  designer  and embroiderer.

After a colaboration in a book, she decided to create a blog and a Facebook web, then a lot of projects started to arrive to her.

She has illustrated books like “El diario de una volátil” or “Wonderland” and she has embriodered their fronts.

She left the graphic design and computer world and ran to the embriodery and  handmade world.

She embrioders her own sneakers, interprets Instagram pictures and besides she teaches online courses.

This is how I learned to embroider, thanks to her and one of her courses.

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My partner gave it to me as a present and, right away, I watched all her videos.

I´m going to show you some of  the types of stitches that I learned, and the use that Lylo gives them in her course. Finally, the result that I will  apply in my fashion projects.

The basic stitches that I already knew,  she also taught them, and she helped me to improve them.

The “Cross Stitch“, you can make them lined or orderless.

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The “Petal Stitch” with what you can elaborate leaves, water drops, candles, trees…

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The “Rosetón Stitch“, with what you can create flowers, for example.

 

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The “Escapulario Stitch” with what she made a pineapple.

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And without doubt, the two most important for me and the ones I´m going to apply to my projects;

The  “Picot Stitch” with what you can  make set off leaves.

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And the “Knot Stitch“, both are very useful for me to represent the moss and nature in my projects.

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EMBROIDERY

As I  told you in the previous post, now I´m going to tell you how I started in the embroidery world, what stitches I started learning and what materials you need to know.

Embroider is a technique  that I´ve always loved, but I´ve never been taught.

It fascinates me to watch works made with imposible stitches and so many  work hours. It´s a very slow process, but the result is priceless.

Last year, I decided to intend to embroider, anything, but at least try it.

I started to make abstract  drawings, without shape and with a lot of colours. The result looked like a shapeless map.

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The only stitch that I made was the basic, “the plane stitch”, that consists in filling with thread a surface by means of  very tight stitches.

You can make letters, figures, funds…

Another very basic stitch is “baste“, it consists on making horizontal, vertical lines…by means of very small stitches.

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You can embroider on any fabric that you want; plane, printed, thin, thick…but the most used are cotton and canvas.

You only need an embroidery frame to embroider. They can be of different sizes and models, I use the round one.  It´s very basic. You only have to put the fabric  inside the two circles and tighten it.

Also it´s needed a embroidery needle, with round or pointed tip. And finally, threads.

The threads can be of different thicknesses, even you can embroider with wool, and there are endless colours to chose, I´ve got hundreds.

The three most known types are: “perlé cotton” that is a thin thread, “mouliné” medium size, and “retors” the thickest thread.

One of the well known brands is DMC, but also there are another ones such as Anchor or Madeira.

The three have very good quality, but DMC is the most expensive and stands out for the wide assortment.

In the next post, I´ll explain you how I´ve learned new techniques and evolved in the embroidery world.

I hope you like it.

 

 

LICHEN IN MY PROJECT

In this project, I want to talk to you about my inspiration project of this year and what has driven me to it.

Nature always excited me, I love drawing trees, leaves, flowers, bugs…

When my teachers set the topic of winter, I hadn´t do doubts about looking for something about environment.

I thougt about the type of nature that survives to low temperatures, and I remembered: lichen.

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The lichens grow up in wet places and they cover the rocks or the tree trunks.

Moss also is a plant that will take part in my project, now I´m going to tell you how I want to represent it.

I´m going to embroider the garments by means of two techniques named “Knot point” and “Relief point”. In the next post I´ll explain what type of embroidery I can do and how I have learned them.

Through them I´ll be able to simulate moss and leaves that will appear as real. In the next picture I show you one of the proofs that I´ve made.

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By now, I still haven´t any final outfit, but the treatment of the fabric will be something important.

I´m going to make the lichen with silicone.

I´ll use “alginato” to make the shapes with real lichens, so I can have its exact shape, then I´ll add colour. They´ll be stitched to the garments.

he animals that survive in snow are covered by hair, but they also have parts of their bodies without it in order to cool down.

In my garments, I wink an eye to these parts without hair, leaving holes in my clothes.

Another technique I´d like to apply is the cracked in clothes, simulating the tree trunks texture, right now I show you the effect. Such as this picture:

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I´m very excited about this project, wishing to have it finished and show it to you.