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How to Add Texture and Shape to Garments

Photo: Steve Blazo

Carol Lee Shanks adds texture and shape to the simplest garments with just a twist.

A lot of clothing spends its useful life in an endless seesaw of being carefully ironed, and then getting inevitably wrinkled. But what if you regarded wrinkles on your clothes as a plus? You'd probably discover, as I have, that a few scattered wrinkles look messy, but lots of wrinkles look fascinating. Intentionally wrinkling garments adds texture. You can control the direction and density of wrinkled textures, add patterns with a few folds, and reshape an entire garment with just a simple twist of damp, natural-fiber fabric.

From Threads #58

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