Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fragment Fabric Collage

What do you do with lots of pieces of assorted fabrics
that are given to you?
Make fabric collages.
I have been having more fun making these.
Copyright free photos are the focal point.
and I always add a quote.
Vintage buttons and embellishments are used also.
I make them anywhere from 8" by 10" to 16" by 20".

Here are some with a beach theme.

"Don't wait for your ship to come in.
Swim out to it."

"You can comb the sands or lie in the sun,
the choice is yours, as long as it's fun!"

"A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation
on a sun drenched beach, and does not send a card."

"Live in the sunshine,
Swim the sea,
Drink the wild air."

Each one has raw edges on each fabric layer.

Denim or some similar heavy fabric is used on the back
to stiffen the piece, so it hangs nicely.
It is added last, to cover up all the stitching that was done.
Then I stitch a hanger on the back,
and it's ready.
You can stiffen it further by adding
spray starch to the back.
Makes great gifts.

Savor the Day!


Healing Woman said...

Oh my gosh, these are wonderful Yvonne. I love the old fashioned bathing suited gals you used and that each one is different. You have done a great job with these little patched pieces..lovely.

Sewn Seabee said...

SEW CUTE! These would make great gifts for family this Christmas.

sharon said...

These are really awesome pieces! Love the old time pics!

Thanks so much for your kind comment...I really appreciate it!

Gail V said...

Will you be selling some of these at the art show, too? I can tell you're having a blast with your art lately. Love coming here to see what you're creating. I'm working on several paper mache projects - just haven't completed any lately. But I'm getting there, slowly but surely...

Yvonne said...

Gail, thanks. These fabric collages are for Trade Days here.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love anything connected with the word fragment....awesome inspirations. Peace, Mary Helen