3 1/2" x 6 1/2",
hand-stitched, beaded, embroidered,
lace, paper, fabric & felt.
Felt backing stitched by hand
with buttonhole stitch around
An exercise in cream, white & tan.
These could be bookmarks, or
hung up on the wall as art.
The paper scraps are from a
vintage French textbook.
The fabrics and lace were
mostly scraps I had on hand.
Buttons and beads add
some sparkle, along with circles of
fabric or felt edged with
I call this fabric collage because
a traditional seamstress would not usually
have unfinished edges showing.
I did whip some edges with thread,
but some I did not. The
paper gives additional
texture. I coated the paper with
gloss medium & let dry before
sewing onto the base fabric, which
gave the vintage paper more strength.
Had a lot of fun creating these
for gifts and made about a dozen!
Sewing gifts has been the order
of the day this Christmas.
Looking forward to drawing, painting
and art journaling again!
Happy Holidays to all!