Taking Shape

Finalising dress design

Finalising dress design

I have shifted from the complex to the simple for my dress.

The motif

The motif

For the background I have used madder on silk organza applied with a wax resist. The motif is stitched and then drawn into.

Applying eco-resin

Applying eco-resin

Once eco-resin is applied, the fabric becomes transparent and the glass fibre beneath shows through.

Glass fiber

Glass fibre

Waxing

Waxing

The pattern pieces are temporarily sewn together to achieve the design. Wax is applied before painting with madder (on pre-alumed cloth). After this process the pieces are separated and resin is applied.

Almost there

Almost there

Linda Row

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