This particular photo demonstrates the fabric manipulation techniques of pleating, pinning, tucking and dipping. The fabric has then been dyed.

This particular photo demonstrates the fabric manipulation techniques of pleating, pinning, tucking and dipping. The fabric has then been dyed.

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

Block 1: twisted pleats – Textured 4-patch quilt

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

English Smocking textiles sample by Ruth Singer - fabric manipulation techniques - smocking, shirring, gathering

English Smocking textiles sample by Ruth Singer - fabric manipulation techniques - smocking, shirring, gathering

Learn how to create a fabulous sample or product using the seductive technique of FABRIC SLASHING. Quick and easy clear instructions with pictures...

The seductive world of fabric SLASHING!

Learn how to create a fabulous sample or product using the seductive technique of FABRIC SLASHING. Quick and easy clear instructions with pictures...

Fabric Manipulation - dyed & textured silk, suspended to create fluid drape - fiber art using shibori techniques; 3D surface pattern creation // Rebecca Cross #textiles

Fabric Manipulation - dyed & textured silk, suspended to create fluid drape - fiber art using shibori techniques; 3D surface pattern creation // Rebecca Cross #textiles

Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample; creative sewing techniques // Ruth Singer #textiles

Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample; creative sewing techniques // Ruth Singer #textiles

JUDY MARTIN : Rough couching, over raveled weft threads, un-separated floss, and narrow strips of denim. It evokes Starry Night. "The threads and fabrics are familiar things used in an unfamiliar way. What is usually used to make a neat seam or a mended pocket, is used here in a messy and raveled manner." Read her post and enjoy the detail photos.

JUDY MARTIN : Rough couching, over raveled weft threads, un-separated floss, and narrow strips of denim. It evokes Starry Night. "The threads and fabrics are familiar things used in an unfamiliar way. What is usually used to make a neat seam or a mended pocket, is used here in a messy and raveled manner." Read her post and enjoy the detail photos.

Innovative shibori textile design with delicate, organic-inspired. this gives the feel of a jellyfish with their stingers or their tentacles, in which they have below them.

Innovative shibori textile design with delicate, organic-inspired. this gives the feel of a jellyfish with their stingers or their tentacles, in which they have below them.

Fabric Manipulation - stitched fabric swirls used to create surface pattern & texture, sewing inspiration #textiles

Fabric Manipulation - stitched fabric swirls used to create surface pattern & texture, sewing inspiration #textiles

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