I showed this lame melt-off piece on a previous post. I had no idea what I was going to do with it. When I opened it and looked at it I realized it could be a great 3D sculptural piece hanging on a wall. I found a perfect spot for it. I only needed 4 dressmaker pins to hold it on the wall.
This is the piece of sheer polyester I pleated on the pleating machine.
After I pleated it I boiled it in water for about 30 minutes to set the pleats.
In the background you see the fabric I started with.
I ironed this design on one side of the pleated fabric using one of the pieces of paper I had painted with disperse dyes.
I turned it over and ironed a different design on the other side.
After removing the threads I used to pleat this I have a piece of pleated and printed polyester that is now 8" x 32". It started out 8" x 72".
I can finish the edge with my serger.
This is a closeup of the piece. There is not as much design as I expected. I can see some great possibilities for this technique. This was a good learning experience creating this.