- Kinusayga as art
- Patchwork without needle
- Materials and tools
And you know what origami Kusudama and tsumami kanzashi - not all kinds of crafts, presented to us by the Japanese masters? They have, for example, quite extraordinary art of creating paintings of silk patches. A sort of patchwork without a needle! It is called a spectacular view of needlework "kinusayga." And how we have managed to interpret a Japanese handicrafts European masters - just amazed! But first things first…
Kinusayga as art
As English Patchwork, kinusayga - is the result of the ability to save, is the art of the category of "necessity is the mother of invention." And if the European patchwork appeared due to the high cost of Indian cotton goods, the emergence kinusayga contributed to the high cost of silk kimono. Inherited kimono never discarded and ripped and made of fabric other smaller product called Caumont. The remaining patches were also in the case - including "wrote" paintings on wood.
First makes a sketch on paper and then drawing translated into a wooden board, canvas. On the contour of the figure were cut recess and then silk patches as paints drew pictures. That is, the patches were applied to the elements of the picture, tucking the edges of the fabric to cut grooves. Through rigorous selection of colors and shades of silk, and the bulk receive images, pictures out stunningly beautiful, like a painting, batik and photography at the same time. This is such a wonderful art!
Patchwork without needle
In the European version of art kinusayga is more applied nature. We call it "patchwork without a needle," because not only used for the "scenic" colorful paintings and murals, but also for decorating various household items, as well as souvenir handicrafts. This technique is still quite young, but already has its adherents, and even managed to get a professional name "method of inlaying in quilting."
The technology is based on application. Here, as in kinusayga, superimposed pieces of cloth on a flat surface or bulk, their edges are filled in the pre-made slit groove, and the result is a pattern. In order to work in the decorating technique of "patchwork needle-less" decorated with braid, cords and ribbons.
What is the use of patchwork without a needle? First of all, the various panels and pictures that adorn the interior. This applique decorate boxes, boxes, album covers, notebooks and books. Very widespread this technique in the field of manufacturing of souvenir Easter eggs, Christmas decorations, Valentine. And Patchwork without needle is used to decorate lampshades, and even furniture. How did it do it?
Materials and tools
To use this technique, you will need primarily foam preform. Flat sheets can be cut out of the package and the volume (with a smooth surface) purchased at specialty stores for needlework. Actually foam and serves as a basis for work in this technique. It is provided with an image, it made contour cuts, and it imposed colored rags.
Naturally, for you will need a variety of tissues. In the course can go anything. Suitable silk, velvet, cotton, velvet, satin, wool (and so on). The size and color patches can also be what you want - it all depends on your ideas and by drawing. In addition, you will need tissue tapes and tapes of any width, texture and color, as well as cables and possibly beads, buttons or rhinestones. Some masters of bulk products for decoration using pins with heads in the form of pearls and beads.
Tools needed to work in this technique:
- scissors for cutting fabric,
- PVA glue, which will adhere to the fabric surface foam
- pencil of drawing,
- Stationery knife to cut out the contours of the figure,
- stack (or any similar tool) to the edges of the fabric is tucked into the slots.
Prepare materials and tools, you can proceed directly to the manufacturing process. What is the product you intended, it does not matter. The technique of flat and three-dimensional pictures of the same souvenirs. For example, you are going to make souvenir Easter egg. To do this, you draw a sketch, defining the pattern and coloring. However, the paint is not necessary, it is possible to experiment directly in the course of work.
So, take the foam blank in the form of eggs and put on her pencil drawing borders: it is best to divide the egg on the sector lines, meridians radiating from the center of the sharp end of an egg in the center and connecting the blunt end. Then cut from the fabric (preferably take shiny silk or satin) flaps in the form of sectors, but slightly larger. By the way, can be used for this purpose wide satin ribbons that are just cut into pieces of desired length.
Then applied to the workpiece first flap, securing it at the top end of the egg with a pin. And then gently refuel the edge of the flap into the slots on the foam, gently pulling and straightening fabric - one sector "painted over." Similarly, close all the other parts. Covering the entire form flaps, slots dekoriruete beautiful braid, landing it on the glue and decorate the egg with beads and sequins. That's all!
By the way, the technique of decorating three-dimensional forms can be slightly different. You do not need to make cuts in the workpiece, and apply patches on her lap, tucking the edges of the fabric and securing it with pins. As for the paintings and murals, they performed using the first method, that is, cutting the outline of the picture. But for such products it requires more and frame.
Producing a rectangular frame, cut a large piece of cloth, whose dimensions are on each side for about five centimeters more than the picture itself. The tissue is then placed on the table face down and placed her picture. On the edge of a picture frame border make slits and, turning to the free edge of the fabric pattern, season them in the slot. For the durability of images, you can "put" patches glue or adhesive fluff only slots. And for the relief pattern can be put under the flaps of fabric padding polyester, which also must be pre-mounted on foam with adhesive.
Here's a surprisingly simple technique and original way of making souvenirs. Patchwork without needle will fully satisfy your needs in the works even if you do not know and do not like to sew, but a patchwork fan. Create, build, and to enjoy the process and of the outcome!