Recently I did a little research and discovered that of all the blog posts we've written here at Cloth Paper Scissors Today, many of the most popular ones focus on fabric art.
|Teabag fiber art with stitch by Beryl Taylor.|
Techniques and projects involving stitch, fabric collage, easy sewing, and mixed-media fiber art almost always won the day. So today I thought I'd share five of my favorite mixed-media fabric art posts, in case you missed them the first time. Each one offers ideas for using fabric scraps and fiber art supplies to make something unique.
1. The Glue That Holds the Fabric Collage Relationship Together
In this post, I ponder the value of glue versus stitch for mixed-media fiber art and give directions for making a contemporary fiber art project you can frame.
2. How to Use Teabags in Fabric Art
When I think fabric art, I think: Beryl Taylor. And when I think Beryl Taylor, I think: ordinary materials turned into extraordinary fiber art with stitchery and mixed media. In this case, tea bags that could become artist trading cards.
3. What to Do About Mixed-Media Art Stash Build-up
In this post, we learn how to take something not so pretty—an overflow of ephemera—and turn it into a lovely, layered piece of fabric paper using fusible web, acrylic paint, and cheesecloth.
4. Fabric Art Bracelets in a Flash
These strippy, stripey bracelets are so easy to make. One of my favorite last-minute gift ideas (and a way to keep teenage girls occupied for a couple of hours).
|Fabric bracelet detail.
(Art by Pat Sloan)
5. A Crazy Fabric Art Technique That Won't Make You Nuts
Who knew so many readers had a crazy-quilting obsession similar to mine? Who knew that with a rotary cutter and some directions, we could all learn to piece a crazy patch?
So there you have it: five favorite fabric art posts. And if that's not enough, you can always download one of our eBooks dedicated to fabric art projects and techniques. There are so many to choose from!
P.S. What kind of art do you like to make with fabric? Collage, wearable art, mixed-media? Share with the class in the space below.