14 Apr Methods for Marking an Embroidery Pattern on fabric
Marking an Embroidery Pattern. Oftentimes, in the craft sector, the practitioners feel a sense of responsibility to pursue traditional processes to a Tee.
When technology integrates into traditional handcrafts. It saves time and increases efficiency. And it is the best chance to ensure the survival of an ancient practice in a modern world. Therefore, technology interventions combined with handcrafts can save time and increase efficiency. We need to think technology at each step of handcrafts. Surprisingly, technology can not only help expedite the process but can also make the work less monotonous and more exciting.
Marking the embroidery pattern on fabric is a good example to compare traditional vs. technological thinking for handcrafts. Traditionally, the pinning of the artwork on the butter paper happens time consumingly, by hand. However, pinning can be more efficient with the use of electronic machine.
- A beautiful artwork sketch is on the butter paper.
- A pin pierces tiny holes throughout the pattern on the butter paper. The butter paper goes on the fabric. A colored powder usually indigo powder applies over the paper to pass on the indigo print of the pattern from the butter paper to the fabric
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nidhi Garg Allen is an alumnus of Parsons School of Design and Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a technologist turned artisan entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Marasim. Marasim based in NYC is committed to preserving artisanal textiles that make use of regional techniques without uprooting craftspeople from their native communities