Friday, February 29, 2008

Textile 002 - Foiling


Welcome to our showroom for PROJECT RUNWAY. Each week the two contestants do the best on top of a new technique. The smart designs with sale-able quality will offer them a chance to stay longer in Paris, sponsored by Heidi Klum, or anyone who is interested in their designs.

Since the school doesn't offer a foiling machine for students, we gotta follow those haute couture to handmade. It's surprising that the silvery cover looks so well the teacher's red lace sample! So we decided to foil our tee with lace patterns.

We went up to the school's fabric sample room. It was glorious! They got many fabrics and the students can cut off for testing as they want. Berecool!

Xiaoli got a very nice tee with the fake lace tie. Good Experiment!

For me, I was supposed to create fake accessories and a fake belt onto my another black tee, but since it is a handmade, the glue would spread out unevenly and penetrate into the interior, so I can't do foiling on my black long tee. Since time is running-out, I gotta work on it anyway! I drew directly on my long sleeve and came out like this last minute. 

Actually it's not hard to do foiling on cotton. First you cut off a frame for putting a layer of special glue onto the fabric, not too thick or not too thin! Beware that some people might be allergic to that kind of glue.

Then dry the glued parts by using a hair dryer for 5-10 min, till the parts are totally dry.

At the bottom of the fabric, you can use normal aluminum foil for protecting the fabric from the table. On top of the glue, we cover the surface with a special slivery foil (can only be bought from handcraft/textile stores). Then we iron the parts for at least 20 sec each by using a thick butter paper as a medium to separate the iron and the slivery foil.

Wait until the parts cool down, we can then peel off the special slivery foil. With the glue, the slivery layer will stick onto the fabric and that's it! Volia!




2 comments:

tai said...

HEY BABE, WHAT YOU DID IS NICE, AND ALSO MAKES ME THINK ABOUT "MMM", COS HE DID SOME EXPERIMENTAL EXHIBITIONS FOR FASHION B4, HE PAINTED ON DENIM... AND EVEN GROWED BACTERIAS ON CLOTHES... KEEP GOING~ I LIKE TO SEE YOUR NUDE PAINTING AND FASHION MAKING!

My China Bohemia said...

We're gonna kick the other contestants asses!!!! Cuz we really need to win to stay longer in Paris!

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