If you’ve been thinking about joining me for a year of Fragments, it’s not too late!
The Fragments workshop continues right throughout this year and each month I share techniques and processes for making Fragments and mini-journals, as well as tutorials and other projects. When you register, you have access to all the content currently available, as well as additional content throughout the rest of the year.
What are Fragments?
Fragments are made using images and words, fabric and thread, mixed media and found objects. Combined with thoughtful journalling or inspiring words and quotations, they become a visual narrative of the stories we want to remember.
Fragments are your memories … stitched exactly the way you want to remember them. Something to be treasured for years to come, or given away as a truly personal gift to someone special.
How Fragments Began
2016 was a particularly busy time for me and sewing large or long-term projects became quite a frustration due to lack of time. So during the year, instead of making large projects, I began to create small pieces of textile art inspired by my memories of the day or the week; things I particularly wanted to remember.
I began by collecting a small bundle of treasures – images printed onto fabric, fabric scraps, bits of paper and found objects, buttons and beads, and even used tea bags.
I then stitched together one or two pieces using the time I had available which was sometimes only minutes a day. I then attached the small pieces to larger pieces.
These pieces got joined together and turned into booklets.
I wrote little notes and tucked them into pockets, and included secret surprises beneath flaps.
And what I ended up with is a stitched visual memory of a lovely summer day when the birds were singing. As the year progressed, I discovered that creating stitched textiles in this way was also the perfect way to create beautiful stitched memories.