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Textile Wraps

Updated on April 29, 2011

Learn to Make Your Own Textiles Wrap

I love all the Knitted and Crocheted wraps and shawls on Ravelry but my yarn stash is sadly lacking so I decided to cheer myself up by making a textile wrap.

Wraps are a great way to show off your beautiful textiles skills and you also get the great pleasure of wearing something that no one else owns.

I wrote this tutorial booklet in a way that lets you see exactly how I produced my wrap but at the same time also gives you some ideas about how to design your own individual wrap.

All my textiles books are available as printable digital downloads from Lulu.com.

How to Make a Textile Wrap

A "How- To" Textiles E-Book.

Full of Delicious Eye Candy!

Over 100 Full Colour Images

Over 100 pages of textiles

In Acrobat PDF Format

Includes:

* Inspiration

* Tips for Designing

* Fabric information

* Ideas for Decoration

* Surface Patterning and edges

* Step by step instructions with photos

Textiles Wrap - The Finished Wrap. Check out that cute curly edge!

Make Your Own

In "How to Make a Textile Wrap" I show you how you can make a wrap like the one shown here but I also give you ideas on how you can change it and make something very different.

Detail of the Back - Textiles Wrap.

Melted Fabrics

This wrap isn't actually melted like some of my other pieces but the fabrics are still "melted together" in spirit. "Melted Fabrics" is all about taking old tired fabrics and then mixing them up- using something old, something new, something cheap, something glittery. Embrace the chaos!

Textiles Wrap - Thick and almost sculptural (the wrap, not me!).

Sneaky Peeks - A glimpse into the making of the textiles wrap.

Inspiration

I don't just throw you into the construction side of making this wrap, I take you through my design process. I share the things that inspired me: previous projects, photos of details, an ugly knitted sweater and I suggest areas of inspiration for you too.

Pages - Thumbnails from the PDF document.

Pages - Thumbnails from the PDF document.

Second Wrap - The Wrap booklet also includes instructions on how to make a simple melted wrap (detail below).

Melted Fabrics Book Store

Find out more about how I made these wraps in my e-book.

Let me know what you think - Reader Feedback.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Gorgeous. 5 stars

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      Rachel Field 7 years ago

      [in reply to LizMac60] Thank you :D

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Melted Rachel you make me laugh. Glad to see your rating system above the comments - makes it so much easier to use.. Looks like a great book - I want to check it out. 5*s

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      Rachel Field 7 years ago

      [in reply to Laniann] In a good way I hope! Thanks for visiting! :D

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      Rachel, you are so very talented. I have several of my mother's old dresses (including a dress made from a Sari in 1964) that I would love to find a use for. Can you send me some of your creative brain waves? Will be waiting!

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      Rachel Field 6 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: Thank you Mickie :D Sorry I didn't reply sooner.

      Oh crumbs! The pressure!

      Have you seen the yarn made out of saris? It's so pretty.

      How about a quilt made out of them?

      Do these lenses help?

      https://hubpages.com/art/Recyclefabric

      https://hubpages.com/art/Recycling-for-textiles

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