Here are some examples of what I've been working on in class lately. The fabric is stitched or wrapped and the threads are pulled as tight as possible and knotted(oh, my fingers are covered in blisters!). When the samples are dyed, the color can't penetrate between the pleats, so those areas are left white. Most of these samples didn't turn out as I had wanted, but I do like the resulting textures- especially on the last one pictured below.
1. Burlap, machine stitching
2. Cotton Muslin3. Cotton Muslin