is the mirror-image process to leafing.
In this technique, King creates abstract lace by cutting
out sections of the ground fabric into an abstract design; the design
is made specifically for the garment he is making.
this technique, the seams and darts that shape the garment are part
of the abstract design. The seams and darts, along with the
cutouts, are imposed onto the shape of the garment in the patternmaking
process, and therefore are integral to the design of the piece.
They then look like a decorative feature, not a functional
aspect of the design.
cut lines, as well as the seam lines, are then marked onto the ground
fabric chosen for the design. This fabric is then cut to the
constructing the garment, this cut piece of fabric is then sandwiched
between two other fabrics, which can be laces, tulle, or organza.
It is then quilted with metallic thread for additional texture.
In this way, King creates a new kind of lace for the twenty-first
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