Tag: Sewing

Art Lessons 2018: Story Scrolls with Libby Williamson

Art Lessons 2018: Story Scrolls with Libby Williamson

Using a variety of materials and techniques in a project can be a challenge, but when they meld together beautifully, you can’t help but be on top of the world. In the August Art Lesson from Cloth Paper Scissors, Libby Williamson brings together several techniques that work so well, you’ll come back to them again and…

Peace in the Barnyard Journal Page

In a holiday frame of mind, I began this art journal page with a distressed copy of a vintage catalog page layered on a painted background. On top of that was a dove outline sewn on muslin adhered to watercolor paper – this was then  lightly stuffed to raise the surface. This was layered onto…

Yuletide Trees 1

Vintage & Modern Fabrics and trimmings on a base of modern papers. Stitched with sparkly thread on a 25 year old New Home sewing machine.

Whispered Secrets

Her face is fashioned from craft felt.  Strips of recycled t-shirt fabric are hand-hooked into burlap cloth – much as one would hook a rug – to create her tresses.  The background fabric is a portion of unbleached muslin onto which I write during my morning meditation process. The muslin is heavily machine-stitched to a…

Dance in Light

Materials used are my hand-dyed fabric, paper, watercolors, gel transfers (text), beads, hand embroidery, machine stitching. My inspiration was my watercolor painting, of which the best part was the leaves! So I cut them out and glued and embroidered them to the background. I layered fabrics to create the background, embellishing with tissue paper, beads,…

Queen of Hearts Rising

Image transfer to cloth from scan of cut and paste collage, hand and machine stitching, paint, metal, floral, sequin, ribbon embellishments, fabric -wrapped wood backing.