How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

There are lots of different ways to make fabric paper depending on what you are wanting to use it for. I generally make fabric paper in order to create interesting and unique surface texture that can then be used in mixed media projects,...
Fabric Bowl – finished already

Fabric Bowl – finished already

After learning from the mistakes I made while making the first fabric bowl, second time round is a charm and this fabric bowl went together fairly quickly and easily. I’m very happy with the results and it certainly adds a new...
Fabric Bowl – starting over

Fabric Bowl – starting over

Since the last fabric bowl didn’t end up turning out so well, I’m taking what I learned and starting over. This time I want a bit more texture on the surface so I made a sheet of fabric paper using tissue paper and...
Printing on Tissue Paper

Printing on Tissue Paper

One of my favorite techniques is image transfer. Mostly I like to transfer images directly to fabric using various methods, however sometimes I also like to transfer images to “fabric paper”. “Fabric paper” can be...
Things to do with scraps

Things to do with scraps

I was recently going through some of my old art quilts looking for samples where I’ve used fabric paper, and rediscovered this cute little art quilt “Scraps”. “Scraps” is about 18″ x 12″ and it...
Imagine – a Book Cover

Imagine – a Book Cover

I actually got some work done yesterday! Using the fabric paper that I made last week (you can see it here) I constructed a notebook cover/organizer for my journal and notes. The fabric paper makes a strong, tough cover fabric, and I...
Playing with Fabric Paper

Playing with Fabric Paper

This week seems to have gotten away from me as I’m a little distracted by the floods back home in Australia; waiting for news. So there hasn’t been much happening in my sewing room these past few days although I did start a...
Summer Rose Clutch Bag

Summer Rose Clutch Bag

I finally finished adding the feet and handgrips to this “Summer Rose” clutch bag. I’m really loving this design. You can see where it all started...
Fabric Paper Never Looked So Good

Fabric Paper Never Looked So Good

It’s always a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged for the work you do whether it’s the ordinary day to day stuff that comes from a 9 to 5 job, or the personal work that’s close to your heart and comes from months and...
Printing on Texture

Printing on Texture

Last week I finished designing a new clutch purse using fabric beads in unusual ways – for handgrips and purse feet. You can see the finished design it here. Now the same clutch purse design takes on a whole new persona. Instead of...
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