To encourage and assist fibre artists to achieve their
fullest potential by providing advice, facilities
and educational material in an enjoyable
social environment.

Meetings held weekly on Wednesday at Possum Hollow Hall within Townsville Showgrounds, Hyde Park. 10am - 1-00pm

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Isabel's Workshop on Fabric Sand

Isabel, who has been visiting us from California, gave a workshop on how to make fabric sand.
Thank you Isabel. It has been so good to meet you and get to know you a little. We all at Fibres wish you and Bob all the best in your further travels and hope to see you again when you're back in Townsville.

Those people who attended Ruth Bloomfield's confetti workshop some years ago will recognize similar elements in Isabel's technique.  The pieces are the same "trapezoid" shape but much smaller, only 5mm at most. If your fabric has an obvious wrong side, use fusible webbing to fuse two pieces wrong side together, in this way you don't have to pick through and turn each little piece right side up.  The slivers are scattered across the area with shadows being created by slivers of the opposite colour on the colour wheel.  They are trapped beneath a layer of tulle and then free-motion stitched onto the background.

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