Exercise 4.4 (Option 1): Techniques File

I chose to create an organised techniques file, in a way that could easily be accessed by myself in the future.  I used a lever arch file, separated into sections, clearly marked.  File dividers create breaks between areas such as machine embroidery and hand embroidery.

I wanted to create a file which was not a simple “cut and paste” exercise; I wanted to make it personal.  Thus I extensively researched all the areas I covered and often was able to use my lesson plans which I have used for teaching and continue to use.

This file makes my future career easier too, as I can have all my technique ideas in order and easily available for me to find to even use as lessons or when I want to develop a concept; it serves as a reminder.

For the purpose of this course, I may at times add notes to the file pages, if I want to develop one of the techniques within the course.

Below is a list of the basic things I have enclosed within the file so far:

Contents List

In this file you will find information on the following (gaps have been left for any information I may add to the sections in the future):

Name of technique / Information Found in section
Health and Safety General Techniques Information
Presentation General Techniques Information
Cleaning Work General Techniques Information
Restoration General Techniques Information
Storage of Textiles General Techniques Information
Mounting and presenting work General Techniques Information
Finishing Techniques General Techniques Information
General equipment for sewing General Techniques Information
Selecting the right glue General Techniques Information
Needle information General Techniques Information
Tools and Equipment for embroidery General Techniques Information
Equipment for machine embroidery General Techniques Information
Blanket Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Bullion Knots Hand Embroidery Stitches
Chain Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Chevron Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Couching Hand Embroidery Stitches
Free Cross Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Feather Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Fly Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
French Knots Hand Embroidery Stitches
Herringbone Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Pekinese Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Portuguese Knotted Stem Hand Embroidery Stitches
Raised Chain Band Hand Embroidery Stitches
Running Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Seeding Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Spider and Woven Wheels Hand Embroidery Stitches
Stem Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Straight Stitch Hand Embroidery Stitches
Shadow Quilting Applique Techniques by hand
Italian Quilting and Trapunto Techniques by hand
Contemporary corded quilting and Trapunto Techniques by hand
Quilting Techniques by hand
Piping Techniques by hand
Log cabin Techniques by hand
Cords and Braids Techniques by hand
Beadwork Techniques by hand
Buttons and Toggles Techniques by hand
Tassels Techniques by hand
Fringing Techniques by hand
Fastenings Techniques by hand
Patchwork Techniques by hand
Shadow Work Techniques by hand
Reverse Applique Techniques by hand
Inlay Applique Techniques by hand
Canvas Work Techniques by hand
Frogging and Rouleau Techniques by hand
Making buttons Techniques by hand
Insertion Stitches Techniques by hand
Faggoting Techniques by hand
Eyelets Techniques by hand
Borderie Analgise Techniques by hand
Pulled Work Techniques by hand
Drawn Thread work Techniques by hand
Blackwork Techniques by hand
Fabric Manipulation Techniques by hand
Smocking Techniques by hand
Paper clay Art and Print / Dye techniques
Transferring images to fabric Art and Print / Dye techniques
Screenprinting Art and Print / Dye techniques
Block Printing Art and Print / Dye techniques
Design Development Art and Print / Dye techniques
Transferring designs onto fabric Art and Print / Dye techniques
Space Dyeing Art and Print / Dye techniques
Batik Art and Print / Dye techniques
Boro Work Art and Print / Dye techniques
Rust Dyeing Art and Print / Dye techniques
Dry Point Etching Art and Print / Dye techniques
Decolourant Art and Print / Dye techniques
Dyeing with sunshine Art and Print / Dye techniques
Hand painted lace Art and Print / Dye techniques
Silk Painting Art and Print / Dye techniques
Relief printing Art and Print / Dye techniques
Unconventional tools Art and Print / Dye techniques
Bonding and Fusing Art and Print / Dye techniques
Trapping Art and Print / Dye techniques
Felt toggles and buttons Art and Print / Dye techniques
Needle Felting Art and Print / Dye techniques
Approaching Art Art and Print / Dye techniques
Nuno Felted scarf Art and Print / Dye techniques
Contemporary Drawn Thread work Machine Embroidery techniques
Patching and Piecing Machine Embroidery techniques
Machine Embroidery Machine Embroidery techniques
Contemporary Assisi work Machine Embroidery techniques
Memories Drawn in thread Machine Embroidery techniques
Decorative Stitches Machine Embroidery techniques
Open work Machine Embroidery techniques
Eyelets Machine Embroidery techniques
Edges Machine Embroidery techniques
Prairie Points Machine Embroidery techniques
Machine Embroidery Stitches Machine Embroidery techniques
Dissolvable Fabrics Machine Embroidery techniques
Application techniques Machine Embroidery techniques
Cut Away Applique Machine Embroidery techniques
Hard and Soft Edges Machine Embroidery techniques
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