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the fantastic work of author and textile artist Ruth Singer. Inspired by historical textiles, museum objects, personal heritage, memory and stories, Ruth creates one-off textile artworks and products using sustainable and recycled materials. She uses hand-stitched construction techniques such as pleating, gathering, applique and structured stuffing to create dense surface texture.

Valentino at Paris Spring 2008 (Details)

Amazing use of fabric manipulation for fashion design: bolero with 3D construct made using folded fabric discs to create a dimensional patterned structure // Valentino

Ruffles can make a garment have a simple but sophisticated look. I love seeing ruffles on the runways. Ruffles also give a fun and dramatic look to the garment.

~ Yo-Yos ~ Blue on Blue by Ruth Singer....……reépinglé par Maurie Daboux….ღ. ¸.•*¨le lien n'existe plus, voir la photo/The link does not exist any more, to look at the photo

Having a bit of a fabric pom obsession of late - winter tweeds, but I think this could be the start of something from spring!

Fabric Manipulation beautifully felted texture samples; textiles surface creation; the art of felting by Dagmar Binder