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Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Rosieq » September 29th, 2013, 7:39 pm

A question was posed with the answer being ruching. It was to gather a sleeve to give it fullness, etc.

So ok I understand that concept after googling how to ruche in a seam.

My questions1. What is it when we take a fabric tube, gather in the center, and stitch down...not like, but same as a ruffle.

2. What is it called when we see that lovely strip of puffed fabric gathered very evenly on each side inserted (perhaps with entredeux, maybe not) horizontally between two panels of fabric.

I have appliqué directions for flowers where you stitch at angles to ruche and gather a strip of fabric to make flowers, and I have also seen directions for the center length being gathered...and then the strip of fabric gathered on each side and inserted. I am confused. And, of course many of you know I confuse easily.

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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Rosieq » September 29th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Nonie, I'm just trying to put a name on the one technique where you have a strip of fabric and gather the edges very evenly so they almost look pleated. Then it is inserted between two rows in a dress or where ever. I think inserted merely by stitching it in or with an entredeux, so this is puffing.

Then, when gathering in a seam or sleeve that is called ruching.

And is sewing down the center of a strip, gathering and attaching to a garment, is that merely a ruffle or is it ruching!


Puffing is clarified. Thanks! Rosieq
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby lizanne » September 30th, 2013, 12:23 am

Only what I think and not necessarily correct:

1 I call it a ruffle whether I stitch the basting stitch down the centre or along the edge and pull up the gathers.

2 It is Puffing if you insert a gathered strip between two seams.

3 Ruching is when you gather into a seam or two seams, to create a gathered effect on a garment section. Most often seen on evening gowns these days as in this Simplicity Pattern where the bodice is ruched

http://www.simplicity.com/p-2043-missmi ... s.aspx#t-0

I'm interested to hear what others think.

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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby ScrapStitching » September 30th, 2013, 4:23 am

Entredeux - French word meaning "between two". Often it's a piece of lightweight fabric joined to another piece of lightweight fabric with a delicate bit of lace. Another method is to join two ribbons with a piece of lace.

That's the definition I wrote when I was researching for thesewingdictionary.com. I think it's what you're looking for. I've used a ribbon-ready lace and woven the ribbon through, then pulled slightly to provide the ruffling you're talking about.
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Rosieq » September 30th, 2013, 4:41 am

No, I am not looking for a word Game answer...I'm trying to get straight in my mind what is ruching and what isn't.

So puffing is when you gather the two long edges of a strip of fabric very evenly so it looks almost pleated and seam it top and bottom to two rows of fabric as on a skirt or sleeves. Perhaps using entredeux.

So what is the term for the technique when one makes a tube of fabric and gather the strip down the center and place on a article as decoration...such as creating a flower as you stitch it down. I thought that was rucheing...if not what is it called.

I know I'm sounding like a broken record , but the word game with ruching as an answer has confused me.

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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby ScrapStitching » September 30th, 2013, 5:32 am

Rosieq wrote:
So what is the term for the technique when one makes a tube of fabric and gather the strip down the center and place on a article as decoration...such as creating a flower as you stitch it down. I thought that was rucheing..

Linda


That is also ruching.

I think today, ruching is used primarily with bathing suits - it gives a slimming appearance.

http://www.roserushbrooke.com/how-to-ruche.html - Ruching a flower

http://www.mytheresa.com/en-de/one-shoulder-ruched-bathing-suit.html - Ruching on a bathing suit

Hope that helps!
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby KathyD » September 30th, 2013, 8:04 am

I understand your question and I "think" that what you're describing is a ruched ruffle - at least, that's what I would call it. You can also do a ruched piping technique for around pillows - it looks really designer.

http://www.windowsandmorebychrystal.com ... c_0069.jpg
I've seen ruching used on home decor in applications that I would tend to call puffing, but maybe puffing is just an heirloom term.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/u ... low-06.jpg

This is a good explanation of ruching on garments. :)

http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2011 ... g-and.html

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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Rosieq » September 30th, 2013, 8:25 am

Thank you, Kathy. I just knew If you or Jerry came back to me, I would understand...so, actually Ruching is a pretty broad spectrum application. No wonder I was confused.

I love the puffing example, and that is the technique I wondered about, as well as stitching in the center. Puffing, I like that term!

And the ruche piping would be a lovely touch to some finer designer pillows. I will research that one further.

Again, thank you, Kathy.
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Dawnp1 » July 20th, 2016, 4:11 pm

Hi,

Can someone tell me what type of ruching this is and how do you sew it?
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby nonie » July 28th, 2016, 9:35 am

Wow, I am not sure what it is call but it sure is pretty. If my book wasn't packed away I would look it up. Just gorgeous and I am sure someone here will know.
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby angelalee511 » July 29th, 2016, 6:23 am

That looks like the stuff you iron on the back and then shrink it with steam. But it's hard to see on my computer.
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Bunbun5 » July 31st, 2016, 6:49 am

That's not ruching. IMO its elastic thread randomly gathered to create the varying sized puffs. I am so not a fan of elastic thread but there are those who love it. I guess I've had it pull out of too many seams!

I totally agree with Lizannes answer. However, I've always thought that entredeaux was the tiny ladder trim placed between two other textiles, whether they be lace, fabric, puffing, whatever. I've never considered it a technique, but a noun. That's what my grandma taught me and it has stuck.
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Re: Heirloom stitchers, I have a ruching or not ruching ?

Postby Dawnp1 » August 2nd, 2016, 5:05 pm

Thank you all for the messages.
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