Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Chapter 10 continued. Designing an accessory.

Please refer back to my entry for September 3rd where I posted my preliminary designs for an accessory based on the spiralling design ideas I had already worked on or was yet to invent.

I had previously worked out how I would weave my fabric and introduce the plaited / beaded cord which I planned to use to bring in contrasting colourways through the woven fabrics to be used as a head wrap and Chinese Knot.

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I realised that instead of making a long narrow woven fabric on the Hand Weaving Loom I would need to make a very wide strip with a short length in order to achieve the lovely longitudinal sweep 0f cords demonstrated on the previous page.

Further details about this and how I planned to make the fabric are set out on the sheet below:

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The following sheet documents how I wove my fabric and incorporated the plaited / beaded cords


I then had to think again about the length of  fabric required for the Chinese Knot and this is documented below:

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Assembly of the turban style headpiece:

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I have added the above images again below to demonstrate the texture and colours of the turban more clearly with digital photos rather than relying solely on the printed page.

My strips of woven fabric:

:lenths of woven fabric

Front view before the addition of the Chinese Knot:

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Rear view:


My completed turban style headpiece:

Front views:

turban 6turban 8

Rear views:

turban 4turban 5

Side views:

turban 3turban 2

Evaluation, costings and health / safety observations:


health and safety

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