Friday, 25 May 2012


For Chapter 7 i made a series of experimental pockets using transparent layers. the first one seen above and below i cheated with because i got the idea from a lovely 1800's dress which had this type of puff all over the sleeves and hem so i tried copying it with organdie on calico and inserting a piece left over from a previous project. 
above you can see the back of the pocket puff is open.
the next two i made above used various found items. top one completely enclosing the lolly sticks and the lower one using strip pockets with the contents sticking out.


the above pockets enclose metal frame pieces from some found glasses. i used Lutrador and wood burning tool and then stitched through with fishing line.


next one used a piece of transparent 'Corex' stitched onto clear plastic with plastic ties inserted through the channels.


 i found this lens from a pair of sunglasses and wanted to use it as an enclosed pocket with a drawing of an eye on tracing paper behind it. then at work for some odd reason we were talking about Kitty fisher's eye which is a glass bead associated with lace makers and to those of you who know about pockets: Lucy Locket lost her pocket and Kitty Fisher found it!

again above using a piece of found wire i enclosed it in a piece of plastic bag.


above more found plastic and paper.


i have been looking at a lot of typefaces recently and the above pocket is a play on the phrase 'out of pocket' where i cut the letters out from organdie and put the pieces inside the pocket.


using the pockets in bubble wrap to contain letters

i am finding this new blogger difficult to say the least so details for my last 3 pockets will be here at the end! so the 3 white pockets in the picture above the one above! are some folded tracing paper pockets and a small book of pockets made from organza. the final group of pockets made from my favourite garden fleece use letters from a take away coffee cup slotted into stitched pockets. now to see if my devore paste has dried yet!

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