I had a bunch of narrow strips left over when creating last week and decided to make some woven fabric from them.
I wanted the fabric to have some weight to it so I used a piece of flannel sheet as the background.
On top of that I laid a piece of green sheeting which would form the base fabric for the woven piece.
Then on top of that another piece of green sheeting
Which I cut into strips from bottom to top in random widths. Note that I didn't cut the strips all the way through at the top.
Now its ready for the weaving
I arranged my strips into a color graduation.
And began to weave. Its actually very simple, over and under .
The next piece will be under and over.
I lift up all the odd pieces then lay the strip down
And lower the folded up pieces down onto the next green strip
I keep on weaving in the order that I placed the green strips
Lifting up the base fabric
Until I have completely covered the entire piece
I then take it to the sewing machine, stitch all around the piece and then stitch down the center of each row to make sure that the woven pieces stay in place.
I could stitch down more rows or quilt a design over the entire piece. The sky is the limit.
A woven fabric piece made from last week's green scraps, now becomes a new piece of fabric.
It can be used for a number of things, as is , as a base for some collage work, fabric to create a pillow, as a panel on a bag or as a zippered clutch.