Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Patchwork - introducing Spiral style

I like very much all kind of needle and craft work, it seems like things made with your own hands fill your soul with warmth and home with a comfort... When I was teen I start to needlepoint frivolite, cross-stitch, crochet and knitting. But in a last time I like especially patchwork.
Patchwork or "pieced work" is a form of a needlework that appeared in England during the 17th century. It involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. Fabrics at that time were very expensive, that’s why every pie
ce was put into work. Patchwork quickly became very popular and now there are a lot of styles it, including my favourite stile “Spiral”. This particular technique gives room to imagination as small pieces of fabric assemble an inimitable design, that’s why every piece of work made in this style is very unique and original.
Why do I like Spiral style? It’s fast. And always the pi
ece you make is very unique. Also it’s a great way to utilize scraps of fabric left over from sewing. You don’t even have to use the same type of fabric – say, you can combine cotton and wool.


For creating patchwork in Spiral style one can use pieces of fabric with colourful patterns or mono coloured ones. You have to start work in the centre, pin your pieces to the base fabric and sew them to each other, going clockwise. The fabric for the base could be any unused piece, since it won’t be seen in the final work. But if your final piece is going to be used as a pillowcase or cover, choose a thin fabric for a base, if it’s a bag or a potholder – use a thicker fabric.

Usually, the centre of the work has a light and bright coloured piece of fabric – say white or yellow. The size of pieces changes from very small in the centre to large on the edges. Fabric pieces are combined by colour using different ideas. For example, you can sew together light coloured pieces first, and after finishing a circle, use darker coloured ones, but in the same colour gamma (“colour stretching”). Sometimes contrast coloured pieces can be used next to each other. In any case, it is a good idea not to put

together pieces that are too close to each other by colour or pattern because they might destroy your composition by creating a large mono coloured spot. Are you interested in patchwork «Spiral» stile? In next post I’ll tell you how to make pillow for divan in this stile for decorate your sitting room.



Mi piacciono molto tutti i tipi di lavori feminili, sembra che le cose fatte con le tue proprie mani riempiano l’anima di calore e la casa di particolare accoglienza... Ancora in gioventu ho cominciato a tessere merletto frivolite, fare punto a croce, lavorare ad uncinetto e sferruzzare. Ma negli ultimi tempi ho un particolare amore verso il patchwork.
Patchwork e un modo di cucire che si e sviluppato in Enghilterra nel 17° secolo, cucendo insieme molti piccoli pezzi di stoffa varia come in un grande quadro. Le stoffe in quel tempo costavano molto, percio venivano usati tutti i piccoli pezzi. Da un po’ di tempo il patchwork e diventato molto popolaree e adesso esistono molte sue varieta, tra cui il mio stile preferito “Spiral”. Questa particolare tecnica da enorme spazio alla fantasia, poiche i pezzi di stoffa separati si combinano in un quadro irripetibile, percio ogni oggetto eseguito con questo stile e unico ed originale.


Perche mi piace lo stile Patchwork Spiral? E’ veloce ed i capi vengono sempre unici. E’ anche una buona idea per utilizzare ritagli di stoffa rimasti dopo aver cucito. Si possono combinare vari tipi di stoffa: cotone e lana, lino e poliester, etc…
Per creare un capo in patchwork stile Spiral si possono usare stoffe variopinte o monocolori. Bisogna cominciare dal centro, puntare con spilli sulla stoffa di base e cucire i pezzi uno dopo l’altro in senso orario. La stoffa per base puo essere quasiasi pezzo inutile, perche non si vedra alla fine del lavoro. Ma se il capo finale sara usato come federa o sopraccoperta, scegli stoffa morbida, se invece sara una borsa o presina – usa una stoffa piu pesante.


Di solito, al centro del capo si trova il pezzo piu chiaro e acceso – come bianco o giallo. Le dimensioni dei pezzi cambiano da molto piccoli al centro a grandi sui bordi. I pezzi di stoffa vanno messi in vari modi. Per esempio, puoi cominciare a cucire prima i pezzi piu chiari, per poi finire il circolo aggiungendone di piu scuri, ma della stessa tonalita (“allungamento di colori”). A volte tutti i pezzi accanto fanno un contrasto di colori. Comunque, e una buona idea non collegare vicino i pezzi troppo simili di colore e disegno, poiche cosi si puo rovinare la vostra composizione creando una grande macchia monocolorata.
Sei interessato in patchwork “Spiral” stile? Nel prossimo post vi raccontero come cucire in questo stile una federa per cuscino da divano per decorare il salotto.


This article you can see also here:

http://etsyrussianteam.blogspot.com/2010/03/patchwork-introducing-crazy-quilt-style.html


19 коммент.:

Arctida said...

The Crazy style Patchwork is truly a cool style! So many combinations and so many wonderful creations can be done with it! I really love your bags in that style!

Katrinshine said...

Thank you!! I think this stile of patchwork is for people who like to be individual!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hello Ekaterina,

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Your patchwork pieces are lovely. Truly works of art! Love that aqua (blue-green) toned pillow.

Kimberly :-)

Serena said...

This is a wonderful style...your creations are beautiful!

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

beautiful thingz

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Lovely patchwork designs. I went to an exhibit in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, and saw a collection of Crazy quilts that had been made during the Civil War, around 1860's. It is a fun activity. Cheers Lori

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Katrin, your work is so beautiful...I'm so glad that you dropped by my blog!!!

doro said...

Nice pattern! I love patchwors!! Greetings!

Ocean showroom said...

Thank you for visiting our blog. Lovely patchwork here. You get in a good mood just looking at it. Have a nice day! Alexandra

antmee said...

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog! I can't find an email for you so am communicating with you this way! lol.

Just checked out your bags and corsets and they are awesome. I wish I had my youth back so I could wear some of your corsets! lol. At least bags don't care less about body size! One size fits all!

Take care
Kylie

Shelle said...

wow i love your patchwork...how brilliant...i must try that sometime. going to check out the link thanks!

Gabry said...

Ciao, grazie di essere passata sul mio blog.
Complimenti per tutti i tuoi lavori, le borse sono molto belle e ben rifinite.
Gabry

marypoppins said...

grazie per avermi fatto visita complimenti per le tu borse sono bellissime
Mary

silvana said...

ciao! grazie del commento, sono passata per salutarti e per conoscere il tuo blog, molto molto interessante!
Un saluto
silvana

Marina said...

Grazie di essere passata dal mio blog mi ha fatto molto piacere. Tu hai definito bella la mia borsa che al confronto è un nulla rispetto le tue, sono strepitose e non sai quanto invidio che è capace di fare patchwork bene come te...magari quando divento grande mi impegno. AHAHAHAHA
Ancora complimenti ho fatto un giro sul tuo blog ed è tutto DIVINO!!!!
Buon week end
Marina

Laurela said...

Ciao Katrine. Piacere di conoscerti.Grazie per il passaggio nel mio blog. Veramente troppo belli i tuoi lavori. Buona giornata.

Anonymous said...

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