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Video: Sheer Trims – Suspended Feathers

Threads #190, April/May 2017

Evamarie Gomez and Carol Fresia; Videographer: Jeff Roos

Sheer Trims: Suspended Feathers

Feathers are a wonderful adornment for special-occasion garments. Make them even more lovely by encasing them in sheer fabrics. In Threads no. 190 (April/May 2017), author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shares an innovative technique for suspending feathers between layers of see-through material. We walk you through the process in this video tutorial.

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  1. marjeanb | | #1

    How do you clean the finished garment that contains this technique?

  2. CarolFresia | | #2

    Hi, Marjeanb,
    Surprisingly, the feathers can be washed, but don't do it by machine. Clean the garment by hand, gently. Don't roll or wring it. Once it's washed, lay it on a towel, place another towel on top, and press gently to absorb excess moisture. Then lay it flat to dry.

    I'm not sure how feathers would respond to dry-cleaning. You'd have to test them, I think. The greater concern is to avoid crushing, crumpling, or folding the feathers, and I think you'd have the most control washing by hand.
    Carol Fresia
    Threads Senior Technical Editor

  3. Amydee51 | | #3

    Loved the video clip... and I can see how it can be adapted to many variations (other than feathers). Thank you for sharing. Can you share the top pattern maker/number? it showed cased the technique!

  4. Evamarie | | #4

    Hi Amydee51! It was actually the author's design. No commercial pattern was used.

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    JasmeenSandle | | #5

    Impressive dude

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