Manipulating Fabric MonthlyJanuary 4, 2008
My first task for my Manipulating Fabric Monthly series was to decide how to divide up the book to spread it over 12 months. Looking at the table of contents I was pleasantly surprised to find that it has 12 chapters with techniques in them. Hey! That was easy. There is a 13th chapter but it only has tips and ideas on combining the techniques in the previous chapters. So I’ll probably read through it and get ideas later when I have a few of the techniques under my belt.
Chapter 1 is on gathering. There are sections on single-edge gathering, opposite-edge gathering and all-sides gathering. I’m going to include all three of these types of gathering in my first piece. These should be fun techniques to play with as they include yo-yos, furrowing, ruffles and puffs.
Unfortunately, I cannot post any pictures of my progress so far as I have not loaded any photo software on my new computer yet. So I am not able to edit and size photos for posting. So the cute little ruffled Victorian piece will have to serve for visual support today.