Secrets of an unusual technique of chenille
For any needlewoman who constantly replenishes her stock of knowledge and creativity with something new and unusual, the amazing chenille technique should be another sip of novelty and inspiration. Products that are decorated with such a non-standard way are very interesting, with a slight touch of history and nationality.
What is interesting to get such amazing things, made in chenille technique, you just have to understand its simple performance, and even the most inexperienced beginners can cope with it.
What is the technique of chenille and what does it eat? The result of this design is a fabric surface with an imitation of a small terry set of shreds from individual fabric strips. The front side of such a product will resemble neatly sewn strips of fabric on a multi-colored bulk basis.
The name itself, in the opinion of many handicraft magazines and publications, arose from the rather popular and widespread earlier pile and thick fabric "Shenil", which was used for sewing outerwear.
The unusual effect of such a technique is not achieved at the expense of sewn patches, as it may seem at first glance, but in a more original way: from large pieces of fabric, as a result of special sewing techniques, even stripes are obtained, which are perceived as bulk nap fabric.
The technology of chenille is something like a patchwork, only there, on the contrary, a single motley canvas is created from individual small particles. The very essence is quite simple: by stitching several separate layers of fabric in parallel lines, it turns out a new interesting look of fluffy fabric.
To create such beauty, both monophonic and multicolored fabrics are used, most often with abstract and large patterns that add to the result a special highlight. The final product, in many respects, will depend on what color scheme you choose your “layers” and how they will be combined with each other.
It is important to remember that the type of the finished product will depend not only on the color of the fabric, but also on the order in which the “layers” are superimposed: some of these fabrics look differently different in different sequences.
Highlights of technology
Preliminary preparation for creation of a product on such equipment has to have three main ingredients:
- Bottom layer or base. Its texture will depend on the purpose of the future product, can range from dense fabric to softer, for example, cotton.
- The filling is the average component. It can consist of several layers of fabric, usually from 2 to 6, the number can be increased to at least 10, but it's worth remembering that the more overlays, the thicker and denser the final product will be. Most often, thin cotton fabrics with a high mobility of filaments are used to make it convenient to "foul" during the pre-treatment. Usually for layers of fillers, flannel or wool is used, less often knitwear or other dense fabrics.
- The upper ink layer, which is fundamental for all internal layers, is usually chosen to be bright and colorful in order to get the same result.
- If you do not know how to choose colors for the inner layers, then be sure to build on the facial tissue. All the colors of the internal patches of fabric can be, as one tone, and all different, depending on the desired result.If you fold all the layers in order from the lightest tone to the brightest, then as a result you can get an unusual 3D effect. Usually for internal layers, fabrics painted on both sides are used, so the product will acquire a deeper and more saturated shade.
- So that the result does not disappoint you, it is better to practice on the samples, where you fully embody your idea, see how it looks in life, and you can transfer it to a real product.
- To make the lines more or less even, usually for the beginning they make one center point, from which they are already laid, parallel to it at the same distance, all the other lines.
- When all the fabric is delayed, you have to carefully work with scissors: it is cut in the middle between the lines, only the bottommost layer, the base, remains intact. To get a double effect, the finished shreds are processed using a stiff puppy, which easily razlohmatit their edges.
- The use of the chenille is very different, it helps decorate clothes and home decor, such as pillows or napkins. Especially good this technique looks on the outer clothing, for example, on cardigans, coats, jackets and vests.It is not necessary with its help to completely process the entire product, it suffices to restrict the finishing of the cuffs, collar or other parts.
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