My weaving guild (which is really more of a Fiber Arts guild) decided to create small art pages to exchange. The only rules were: the page should be roughly 4×5″, with a 1″ fabric border on the left. Any material, technique, etc. was fair game. The idea is to try out a variety of ideas, but not be tied down by the need for it Be Something. Fiber art doodles, if you will.
Here’s what I made for our first go-round of exchanges, which we had at our March meeting. The pink pages above have a commercial fabric base. Onto that I machine sewed lightly felted pink fleece, which I had needle felted with scrap yarn from my purse, and added buttons. Everyone loves buttons.
These black pages are more commercial fabric for the base, with lightly felted black fleece that also included a little dyed silk — that’s the whispy pale blue-green stuff. The upper left page has a cockade of ribbbon held down by a cowrie shell. The upper right page has a free-motion machine lace leaf –but it blends a bit too much with the background. The bottom left has more machine lace leaves, and the lower right is a scrap of tulle and more cowrie shells, plus some gathered, dyed silk fabric. I love using scraps and odds and ends from other projects!