• Sharon Prigan

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.


Remnants from remnants
Remnants from remnants


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



Choosing randomly
Choosing randomly


and lay them down on the table.



lay the strips on the table
Lay the strips 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.




Using seam edges
Using seam edges


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.



Adding buttons
Adding buttons


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.



Taking shape
Taking shape


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?

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