In August 2021 I put some time into making little fabric artworks. I used the technique I followed for much of the time I made fabric art for sale back inthe 1990’s and early 2000’s. For a full explanation, look here at this post I wrote about a large hanging I created not too long ago.
Short version: I adhere pieces of fabric to a canvas fabric background using stitching, either regular stitching with the machine or free-motion machine stitching. That’s it!
I’ve got several of these little images to show you and I’ll do so in a short series of posts.
Sometimes things don’t go right and I end up with an incoherent or just plain ugly piece. But there are always sections I like. The solution? I just cut the ugly parts away and end up with smaller works that now I like to look at all parts of them.
Here are two such images. The smaller one is about 3″ x 3″; the larger one is about 7″ x 3″.
Oh, ♥️ these! The way you’re using colors and textures is fabulous! 👏👏👏
Thank you! I think this applique technique really lends itself to a certain richness of image.
These are both lovely. I especially like the second one. I think it is that long giraffe neck that really appeals.
Thank you. I know, there is something about a long neck that I like a lot, too. Another of those proportion things that I cannot explain why they please my eye but they do and then I find I try to incorporate them in all kinds of places.
So cute and fun!!!😍
You know the “wild” threads add to the pieces giving them interesting textures! Glad you are using your fabric scraps 🙂
Thank you. I try to clip threads but my eyesight is iffy on that subject in the best of times and right now even worse, in fact I clipped my finger thinking I was getting right up next to a thread. Eek.