Banana skins, waffles,
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I then came across something that was rather amazing!
Here is a video of how she achieves this.
I then found another person who moulds different shapes using fairy liquid and beef gelitine. Her name is Emily Crane.
So from here i started looking at different foods.
i also tried shibori to get the sharp line.
I then started looking at the lines and shapes of the onion.
again looking at the shape, on some netting, using free hand embrodiery.
I then started looking at kiwis. Again looking at the nice colour, textures and shapes.
This is my own drawing of the kiwis.
I then started looking at how i can transfer my ideas into fabric samples.
I first started looking at how to get the colour and texture of the skin of a kiwi. I drestressed the edges using a wire brush and also cut some holes into it to give a rough look.
i then looked at layering my destressed fabric, covering up as much stitch as i could.
I then thought about other fabrics to use. So i used a silk for the green piece to represent the smoothness of the inside of the kiwi. wheras the brown represents the skin of the kiwi.
I then started to draw up a couple of designs. This is one for an accessory. A long scarf, layered, mostly brown layers with the occasional green layer. which would have black french knot stitches on them to represent the seeds (still need to sample this)
This is another design. A layered skirt, but this time more green that brown. Again with some black french knot stitches.