So where are we at with my Textile and mixed media sampler project (TAMMS)? So far we have made a foundation,
design matters episode called twisted squares, (which is available to watch if you are a member). I also have in my UFO stack a pile of folded satin blocks which I made a few years ago and haven't got back to - as you do.
Some good references for fabric folding, which show ways to use similar folded blocks are
Fantastic fabric folding by Rebecca Wat
A fresh twist on fabric folding by Rebecca Wat
Quiltagami by mary jo hiney
Folded fabric elegance by Rami Kim
Any basic origami book or site
Tea bag folding books and sites
I have always had a fascination for origami and when I saw folded fabric, well, I just had to do it. I have actually done quite a bit, but it appears I have not blogged about it.
So to today's Fabric manipulation method.
here are the two folds I like to use most. The one on the bottom left is a simple folded flower like a little hydrangea, the one on the right is a twisted square or chopkey square. Once you get the idea, the twisted square can be made in any shape, just beginning with a different shape piece of fabric. I founhd, when I was starting out, that it was helpful to make a few in paper first as it holds the folds better than fabric and helps you to get the folding right first. The blob at the top is a pincushion I made with the hydrangeas, using five on top, five oun bottom and five around the middle.
Let's start with the twisted square first.
The hydrangea begins exacly the same way.
As I said, these remind me of hydrangea flowers. This is an ATC I made with them a while ago
I will be away on family business until the end of the week, so won't be able to post, but don't forget