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use everyday items to add texture to your fabric
fro my latest college project, I based my garment on The Enigma Code.
I wanted to reflect the keys of the machine, and discovered this technique!! it is so easy and has amazing outcomes.

Posted by HerNameIsAlixx from Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom • Published See HerNameIsAlixx's 23 projects »
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  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 1
    Step 1

    you need about twice as much fabric as you need, this is because the fabric will shrink as the coins are used.
    you don't have to use coins, marbles and beads work as well. (depending on the effect you want.)

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 2
    Step 2

    hold the coin under the fabric and tie string around it, enclosing the coin in the fabric. this can be repeated evenly or randomly.

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 3
    Step 3

    once all the coins are secure in the fabric, it will be heavy!
    this stage will also take a very long time depending on the size you want.

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 4
    Step 4

    this is what the underside looks like. (pretty cool!)

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 5
    Step 5

    the next step is to boil the fabric! fill the saucepan with water just above where the fabric comes to.
    boil for 45 mins, or until all the water has evaporated (whichever is first)

  • How to make a piece of textile art. Shibori Fabric Manipulation - Step 6
    Step 6

    this is the fabric I used for my project. once the fabric has boiled, let it dry naturally. once bone dry, take all the coins and string from the fabric-another time consuming process but worth it!

    if you are adding this technique to a garment, I recommend backing it with more fabric.

    the only problem with using coins is that the colour ay run... you do get wonderfully bright coloured coins afterward though! I got orange, red, blue and pink ones!!!!

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Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose)
Asherah Arts (formerly Lee Rose) · St Joseph, Missouri, US · 34 projects
I really want to try this but I am trying to figure out where the ink or paint comes in... or does the colour come from the coins?
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