Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monthly Experiment for March: Creating New Fabric from Scraps

Here is my experiment for March – just under the wire! It's a method for creating a unique piece of fabric by fusing fabric scraps, stamping with metallic paint, layering with sheer fabrics, machine stitching and cutting the sheer fabric to expose the stamped images. This is a technique I bookmarked to try (someday...) after first seeing it a few years ago in the Fall 2005 issue of Quilting Arts magazine (page 24). It is somewhat labor-intensive, but definitely worth further exploration...

6 comments:

susan sorrell said...

This is beautiful CJ!!! love it!

artymess said...

Yummy Love it....I also create fabric using layering technique with organza as top fabric but I haven't cut back top layer I will try it I have used a heat gun to melt back and thats fun but the organza disappears quickly....I have sent off your ATC hopefully with you soon ......Happy satamping layering and cutting ....Lorna x

kay susan said...

That's lovely!

Frances said...

I love your atcs in the previous post and this fabric is beautiful too,

we did a variety of fabric making exersices when I did my city and guilds in the 80's must revisit some of them,

Allison Ann Aller said...

Very intriguing! There does seem like so much you could do with this....

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So pretty and vibrant. It looks like it was worth the effort. Have a wonderful Easter! blessings,Kathleen