Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

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.

Rippling Pleats - textured surface pattern creation using fabric manipulation techniques; creative textiles // Claire Goodwin

Rippling Pleats - textured surface pattern creation using fabric manipulation techniques; creative textiles // Claire Goodwin

I have a book full of fabric manipulation techniques that I've been too scared to try, but I think an accent piece like this might be doable...

I have a book full of fabric manipulation techniques that I've been too scared to try, but I think an accent piece like this might be doable...

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

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.

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