I spent yesterday creating with beautiful colors. Everything that I used in this project is scrap. Very small offcuts, long thin strips from sheets and some purple threads that I found in my stash.
I wanted to create a rustic, bohemian piece of fabric with lots of texture. And of course I didn't want to spend any money purchasing more supplies. I have pieces of lace and some floral appliques but I didn't want to use anything purchased.
How would I create this if I was unable to access any stores. I looked around my studio and I have a LOT of supplies,
small scraps, stored by color in upcycled plastic bottles.
Waiting to be used
Lots of fabric strips, remnants from creating art quilts
I looked at woven pieces and rugs. Then I looked at crochet and knitting and searched online for fabric and embroidered trims. And then I came up with a few ideas.
I decided to create my own trims and textured pieces and challenged myself to use only scraps.
I first created textured strips,and then I wove some pieces and sewed some pieces.
The end result
A tactile and colorful piece.
The fabrics can be used to create bags, embellished clothing and home decor pieces.
I have created a detailed tutorial which is available here