Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Complex Cloth

These examples of complex cloth were made by creating a collage of hand-dyed & stamped fabric scraps over a foundation fabric such as an old linen napkin, a piece of hand-dyed fabric, or a commercial batik. Sometimes I add pieces of Angelina fiber or short lengths of novelty yarn. Once I achieve a composition that pleases me, I pin a layer of tulle on top and secure the "sandwich" with free-motion quilting. The piece of complex cloth then becomes part of my fabric stash collection to be used later in a specific project where it gets cut up and incorporated into the design, whatever that may be.

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