Remnants from Remnants
Remnants from remnants. Because I don't throw anything away I have an endless supply of strips and small pieces for creating art.
Today we are going to be looking at choosing colors and textures, placement of fabric strips and additional elements, fabric seams and buttons.
I keep all the pieces, thin strips, overlocked edges, fabric seams, basically all the remnants. I find that the ripped pieces which fray at the edges create beautiful texture when used in landscape art.
I pull random pieces out and of course I have a selection of tie dyed strips from High Hopes Dyes & Gifts in there
and lay them down on the table.
This time I am experimenting, not ironing any of them and using the scrunched and twisted pieces. That one strip with an over locked ege looks like a piece of grass so I am going to add it for some more texture and interest. I only have 3 blue pieces in the pile and they are perfect for a skyline.
It wouldn't be complete if I didn't add some buttons to the mix.
This is how I create, I lay strips down, move them around, add texture and elements and embellish. Seam edges add additional texture and interest to the fabric landscape.
I have a few frames in different sizes and I use them to lay down on the landscape for visual perspective when designing. I can now see a landscape, not a mess of strips on the table.
I haven't sewn anything down yet but this is very similar to what I will be creating. I could add some green lace some pleated fabric and some beads, or just leave it as it is.
What do you think? More embellishment or less?