Workshop – Dissovable Stitch – Bowl and pumpkinPosted: January 25, 2014
In our stitch workshop, after familiarising ourselves with the sewing machine and leaning how to use different patterns of stitches from the machine’s settings, we were told to stitch a design onto dissolvable plastic. This allows you to work onto a solid surface to create an image, which will then later be unsupported and open. When making your design you should be careful to make sure that all the points are well supported and do not have any limbs that will be loose on it’s own without the plastic. You should make the main supports (outline, etc) thicker and then fill the space inbetween loosely but not leave it empty. As it was coming up to Halloween I decided to make a pumpkin
You can use the same technique to create 3D objects, but instead of leaving the plastic to dissolve fully you put it in water for 10 minutes and then put the stitch onto an object to give it form. The dissolving plastic acts as a glue which solidifies the stitch, but will still fully dissolve leaving it with empty space.