This year has been quite full and busy with this and that, and I haven’t really had much time to make any textile art. But as this year nears its end, it’s time to think about what the new year will look like. And for next year I think I’d like to make more textile art.
So I’m getting a head start on things and preparing for an upcoming local textile art exhibit with the theme of wildflowers. I’ve started with these small, distorted “buttons” made from fabric and thread.
These are fun and easy to make, and more than a little addictive – it’s hard to stop at one. I can think of a dozen ways to use these buttons, but for this project I plan to use them as flower centers. If you want to make your own, you can find the technique for making these buttons in this book.
Whenever I use techniques inspired by others, I always like to expand on it and make it unique by adding my own personal touches. So I’m using the fabric buttons as flower centers together with some circles of machine needlelace and of course some beading.
I’ll most likely add some leaves and stems before I attach them permanently to a background, but I think that the flowers are already starting to look a little wild.