Art in Sewing: How to Make a Fiber Boiler

Art in Sewing: How to Make a Fiber Boiler – this is the “opposite” of other courses. Daily placement, embroidery and fiber arts diary created by Susan Lenz.
May 1, 2013
Fiber Ship
Last February, during the American Craft Buyers Market show in Philadelphia, I met a nice lady talking about an upcoming Trunk Show at the Katonah Art Museum in New York. He asked me if I was interested in sending something to make a consignment sale. It worked! Last week I sent two boxes of various fiber art. It contained several, smaller burial rubbing quilts, various shrunken fiber artworks, several framed keys on the decorated floor, staple Christmas ornaments, and about seventy of my wrapped and stitched wooden reels. I put the ornaments in a fiber bowl. I put the reels in another fiber cup. I put the price tags on the ships because they were shipped in the box. Yesterday, the lovely lady took the boxes and immediately sold two ships. The trunk show doesn’t even last until Saturday and Sunday. He called for more ships and an explanation of how these parts were erected. Yesterday Steve and I collected 28 ships and delivered the box to FedEx. I’m sending my “statement” today. Here it is!
Fiber Ship
By Susan Lenz
When I was looking at a giant pile of knitting yarns acquired at a local auction house, I started making fiber containers years after an idea with a hair brains. I thought to myself, “Maybe something can be sewn in?” Bernina’s # 21 I cut six to eight threads over the knitting foot.
Using old teeth that were also purchased at the auction, the zigzag was sewn onto the thread strand to form a thick cord. When the thread ran out, I used another one. I used another one when I ran out of yarn. A great way to use neglected materials. I continued zigzag stitching on the threads until a relatively large cable collection was made.
My idea was to take this cable and sew it into şey something eyen similar to knitted carpets that were popular in the 60s and 70s. My family looked like this:
I had no idea that the suture would automatically begin to shape itself in a vein, but it did. After creating a number of a dozen or more, I’ve recognized the process and can control the shape. Now this is an explanation of how I sew.
First, take the end of the cord at your fingertips. Create a straight, relatively tight coil of quarter size. Needles and threads are easier to pick up and, although sewing / pressing the bobbin by hand… We can also do this with the machine. Place this bobbin under “Open Embroidery” sewing machine foot ınca when the cable comes out of the bobbin on the right side of the machine foot. In my Bernina, it’s # 20 feet. the idea looks just like the braided carpet above… a cable zigzag sewn in a straight spiral… is growing and growing.
The stitch… winding cord şeklinde is in the form of a continuous circle. As the coil grows larger than the base of the machine, it will automatically form a container. I don’t usually use my sliding or plastic extension table. machine. Keep sewing.
Keep sewing!
Apparently… the cord is being zigzagge into the ever-growing coil.
Eventually, the coil forms a vessel. In practice, I was able to control the formation. I don’t know the easy way of expressing the feeling, movements, and the process of creating this shape.…
As the figure gets larger, it is necessary to gently remove the machine from the support table. This allows the container to turn in a perfect circle… like a very, very slow potter’s wheel!
When I was satisfied with the vein and wanted to stop the stitching, I cut the cord about two meters away from the vein. Using a stitch breaker, I separate the threads and cut them to various lengths. Edge of the vein. Makes the cord thinner and thinner until a smooth edge is achieved. Placing the core again under the # 20 foot and continuing the zigzag stitch until the last single thread length is tied.
Voila! A Ship!
By the way … although I’ve had a very busy week, I haven’t blogged yet … so the article is linked to Nina-Marie’s “Off the Wall Friday”, a site that shares fiber artwork. .
Bright! I’ve learned how to make coiled fabric containers with a washing line core, but I should try that too. We pushed it the other way, so the seam was in the bowl and leaned up. You can then hold the table at the top of the machine instead of round!
SPECIAL: Making a Plan for your Valuables
Artist expression
In general, Susan Lenz, who uses needle and thread to express herself, works to express the accumulated memory in the contents of discarded things. Memory, universal death and personal heritage are central themes. Vintage and recycled materials are combined with meticulous craftsmanship. Susan is attracted to textiles for her tactile qualities and often does touch and touch.

I wanted to do a tutorial and finally decided on this little macrame bracelet. It is based on the knotted bracelets you see in tourist shops. It is very easy to do and you can design it to suit your style, depending on the beads and beads you choose. They also offer great gifts due to the adjustable length of the sliding buckle.

As long as the bead holes are large enough to accommodate two cords, almost any type of cords and cords work. Only one node is used along a simple square node. The sliding buckle is as simple as finishing, and the whole project can do what you want in part of American Idol or the TV.

You’ll need a few simple things:

  • 4 meter cable (I used C-Lon Tex 400 for this demo)
  • 8 or more beads depending on the length of the bracelet
  • 2 small beads for rockers
  • 3 straight pins
  • scissors
  • Needle tip for finishing needle (has round ballpoint tip)
  • Needle Tip Jewelry Pliers (Optional)

1)Cut the 2-piece strap up to 24,, hold it together and clip about 8 clipboard boards from one end. These will be fill cables. I use a shade of lavender for my stuffing cords.

Cut a piece of cord about 2 meters long. This knot will become ropes. Normally I use the same color cable for both fill and knot cords, but for this demo only, I use a dark purple shade for knot cords. Locate the center of the knot cord, slide it under the filler cables and secure it to the foamcore panel. We will now start to work with square knots with knot cords on the filler cables.

2) I use the right hand, so I usually start with the cable on the right side of the filler cables. Place the fill cords horizontally on the right to form a ring on the right. Take the cable on the left and place it on the horizontal cable, then lift it up under the cables and with the ring on the right. Pull out both knot cables and tighten. This is 1/2 of the square node.

3) Repeat step 2, but take the left cord and place it horizontally on the filler cables that form a loop on the left. Take the right cord and place it on the horizontal cord, then turn it under all the cables and top to left. Pull out both knot cables and tighten. You just made a full-frame knot.

4) After each 3 to 5 square knots, continue to make square knots and place a bead on the filler cables. The number of nodes depends on the size of the cord, the size of the beads, and the fact that many nodes look nice to you. Continue this pattern to the desired length. Note that the sliding clamp will add approximately ″ add.

When you’re done, thread a knot of thread into your needle and sew it to the center as far as possible. If you have problems, use a pair of jewelery pliers to pull your needle. If you find that your knots are too tight and you cannot thread the entire cord, remove the 3-ply cord and sew each thread separately. After properly sewing both knot cables, cut off any excess.

5) Then we make the buckle. Circle your work and hold it together by loosely tying it with a small amount of cord close to both sides of the nodes (I used orange). Foamcore pin bracelet.

Cut a strap about 12 ″ in length. Just like you did in step 1, slide this cord under the four cords and make square knots on all four cords for the 1/2 cord. Finish ends just like you would with a bracelet. When sewing these tips, avoid putting needles into the cords inserted into the needle.

6) Remove these temporary lanyard bits. There are 2 loose cables protruding from both ends of the buckle section. Hold 2 cords together and form a slip knot, place a bead on both cords, then create another slip knot to hold it in place. Cut the excess. Run and show everyone you know.