Sunday, 4 July 2010

Fabric Paper

I've been busy making fabric paper. I follow Beryl Taylor's method although I think there are others around. The basic principle is in her book, Mixed Media Explorations and she demonstrates it on an Interweave DVD called Layer by Layer.

This is 'paper' made with sweet wrappers. The brand name is a bit too visible but can be disguised in several ways e.g. heavy stitching or layering over the top, foiling and using paints or oil pastels.

Below are some small stitched samples using this paper. The fabric paper is backed with thin felt first.

This piece has been free machined with a couple of different threads, one varigated and one metallic and some foil added to cover the brand name on the right hand side!

These pieces are using the same paper and are from an idea in Quilting Arts magazine by Jackie Cardy. They are layered (all pieces are the same fabric papers) and then stitched, beaded and hand embroidered. The purple one needs a bit more added to disguise the brand name! Clicking on the pictures should show a bit mre detail - sorry the colours don't show up too well.

These fabric papers are made using gift wrapping paper


  1. ooh these are gorgeous Jacqui!

  2. Absolutely stunning, love the paper you have made and the samples are gorgeous. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

  3. Oh wow Jacqui, these are absolutely the detail...

  4. a technique I've read about and loved but not actually got round to trying - these are such scrummy, yummy colours! Just love them, and your sewn pieces are gorgeous :)


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