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I've been designing and making textile figures for many years. I have also recently taken up knitting and crochet again after a lengthy break  and I'm LOVING IT!  Textile Creations UK (http://textilecreationsuk.blogspot.com ) is my new website/ Blog, which includes all my knitted, crocheted, sewn, woven textile creations.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Body in the Cloth Figure Work Room

Which style do you prefer?

The OUTLINE/PANCAKE BODY is created simply by cutting the body shape out of a double thickness of fabric, which is then sewn around, clipped and turned.  All-in-one bodies are also created by this method. 

STUMP bodies are without legs and often no feet. They are free standing with the dome-like body sewn onto a rounded base. 

There is a technique known as CLOTH OVER, which involves making a body using one of the above methods and then making a stretch jersey knit over skin to cover the sewn seams, giving a smoother more realistic effect.

GUSSETED bodies produces a three dimensional shape, achieved by the addition of a gusset usually between the two continuous head & body outline pieces.

SEAMED/ TAILORED bodies are made up of sections seamed together to create the shape.

DARTED BODY produces a three dimensional shape, achieved by the positioning of darts at shoulders/ hips/sides/chest. 

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