• Sharon Prigan

Woven Fabric

I had a bunch of narrow strips left over when creating last week and decided to make some woven fabric from them.



Narrow fabric strips
Narrow fabric strips

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.



green fabric over flannel sheeting
green fabric over flannel sheeting

Then on top of that another piece of green sheeting



A second green piece of fabric
A second green piece of fabric

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.


cutting fabric strips
cutting strips

Now its ready for the weaving



ready for weaving
ready for weaving

I arranged my strips into a color graduation.



color graduation
color graduation


And began to weave. Its actually very simple, over and under .

over and under
over and under

The next piece will be under and over.


choosing
choosing

I lift up all the odd pieces then lay the strip down



lifting up the odd pieces
lifting up the odd pieces


And lower the folded up pieces down onto the next green strip


Adding the next color
Adding the next color


I keep on weaving in the order that I placed the green strips



weaving
weaving

Lifting up the base fabric


lifting the base fabric strips
lifting the base fabric

Until I have completely covered the entire piece


Finished weaving
Finished weaving

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.


Top stitching
Top stitching

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.


Woven fabric
Woven fabric

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