My workshop was titled “Architectural Texture” and we were required to bring organza, thread, and sewing machine. Our tutor Erica Gray on the first day set us sewing different samples that simulated, wooden sides of houses, and different roofing material…tiles, slate and corrugated iron…all in pin tucks on organza..what a challenge.
Then we decided upon our piece of architecture, my selection was a General Store. Our pieces were 75cm x 75 cm for the front. As mine was constructed of wooden boards I set about pintucking my piece and below is the finished front a day later with only the door added.
After a lot of sewing I finally completed the roof but was disappointed in the organza (so good quality organza is required). It was crystal organza and it slid while being sewed.
Below is the finished piece. The piece is meant to hang from the ceiling but we could only use flat boards for display.