I like how the tuck and fold manipulation has been added into some normal pieces of fabric which have not been folded. It creates a focus point to the fabric.

I like how the tuck and fold manipulation has been added into some normal pieces of fabric which have not been folded. It creates a focus point to the fabric.

Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample with contrasting stitch detail; textured wave patterns with fabric; creative sewing techniques #textiles

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Tuck & Fold - fabric manipulation sample with contrasting stitch detail; textured wave patterns with fabric; creative sewing techniques #textiles

Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

Fabric manipulation swatches using gathering to create different texture and surface effects - creative sewing; textile techniques

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

Block 1: twisted pleats – Textured 4-patch quilt

This technique looks confusing, but is not difficult to sew. These alternating pleats are just created by marking pleats at the top, and the bottom. The pleats at the bottom should be marked directly in between the marked top pleats. When you sew the pleats, it looks like the fabric is folded in on itself and intertwined together.

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

Distressed Textiles Design - stitched layers of fabric, with irregular cuts to reveal the layers & textures beneath - wadded quilting; fabric manipulation techniques // Daniela Maschera

English Smocking textiles sample by Ruth Singer - fabric manipulation techniques - smocking, shirring, gathering

English Smocking textiles sample by Ruth Singer - fabric manipulation techniques - smocking, shirring, gathering

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