Thursday, June 22, 2017

Painted & Stitched Fabric Collage

In Libby's class we also made a fabric collage.  Like the journal cover, this was built on a canvas background with fabrics and vintage textiles added for texture, and stitched with black thread.  This is Libby's sample (apologies for the poor picture).
The flowers and leaves are thread sketched with black thread on white-on-white fabric, then painted, and appliqued to the background.
Libby demonstrated her technique for painting the fabric after thread sketching.
Sue stitched out her flowers and leaves/stems, then painted them and cut them out.


Here's her background before adding the flowers; all the pieces were stitched down during class.
The flowers and stems were pinned down, with a place holder for the vase to get an idea of the final look.
After fiddling some more at home, here's how it evolved. The pot is made from some hand dyed/thermofax printed fabrics.  The screens used were circles and crackle which can be found in the Etsy shop.
Is it finished?  Maybe, maybe not.  Adding some background stitching is a possibility.

This was a great class, I really felt like an artist while creating these projects!  Thanks Libby!
And because I forgot to include it in yesterday's post, here's a shot of Sue, Paula and Denise with some of our class work.

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