Tag: Fabric Art

How to Make Prayer Flags

Prayer flags have been around for thousands of years, but today’s fiber artists are putting their own spin on the ancient tradition. A growing number of artists are using these small but meaningful flags as an outlet for expressing their hopes, dreams, and concerns—and the design possibilities are endless. You can use shibori techniques, sun printing,…

5 Fabric Scrap Projects to Shrink Your Stash

I’ve confessed before about my overflowing paper stash, but I haven’t been as candid about my fabric hoarding. Let’s just say that collection is quite healthy, too, with a scrap pile that’s getting out of control. Determined to whittle it down, I came up with a few quick fabric scrap projects that have made a…

Tutorial: Stitch a Tiny Textured Landscape

Want to create a mixed-media landscape? In this tutorial from our March/April 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Colleen Ansbaugh shows you how to combine stitching, fibers, and embellishments to create colorful textured landscapes! These tiny landscapes are only about 3″ x 4″ each, so they’re perfect for experimenting and trying out new techniques. Felted & Stitched Landscapes by…

Fabulous Fabric Journal Pages

When I first saw Dina Wakley’s Ranger Media Journals I think I stopped breathing for a few seconds, I was so blown away. The hefty books don’t just have different types of paper—they include fabric journal pages, made of both burlap and canvas. I was thrilled that Dina, an incredible artist who knows her way…

How to Make Zendoodle Fabric Beads with Kristal Wick

Do you wish you could do more with your Zendoodles? Kristal Wick has a great idea—make them into fabric beads! Kristal is our guest blogger today, and she shares her top five tips for creating beautiful Zendoodle fabric beads. Kristal also has a fantastic downloadable course available from Interweave: Fabulous Zendoodle Fabric Beads, where you’ll…

A Fabric Collage with Texture

We have an exciting new Art Lesson out, and this one’s a little different—it interprets our theme of Texture Adventures with fabric collage. Deborah Boschert is the artist who wrote Tiny Textured Treasures, and it will get you thinking about texture in a whole new way. Deborah’s well known for her beautiful textile collages, and…

How to Create a Mixed-Media Landscape

Doodling. Coloring. Pattern-making. Fabric. We’re about to show you how to combine all of these elements to create one incredible mixed-media landscape! This project from artists Peri-Laine Nilan and Valerie McRae first appeared in our fall 2016 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop magazine. Their piece showcases the vibrant colors of fall in a beautiful autumn…

Discover Playful Fabric Printing

Fabric printing using custom colors and patterns offers so many possibilities for mixed-media artists. But don’t be daunted by complicated instructions and copious supplies; in the book Playful Fabric Printing: The Complete Guide to Creating Beautiful & Vibrant Cloth Using Low-Tech Tools by Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa you’ll discover easy ways to prepare and…

Studio Saturdays: Layered Fabric

Fabric has always been an essential element in my mixed-media work, and when I discover a new technique that includes it, I’m over the moon. Betz White’s layered fabric pillow in the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine has so much depth and detail that I had to make a date with my…