June 21, 2010
Sheer delight- Tulle, Organza and other ephemera
and Happy Villages
captured our attention and sparked our interest in organza and tulle.
How to attach the tulle has been the motivating question.
Start with a fabric postcard, snip fabrics, trap with tulle and stitching.
Select an inspiring fabric then cover with cut and overlapped tulle
to create both background and image .
A dab of fabric glue will hold bits in place.
Think about your favourite place ,
to create a detailed fabric collage , covered with tulle to secure the bits .
Kitty says Once you’re happy with the arrangement of fabrics, papers and fibers, cut a piece of tulle or netting slightly larger than your background. Gently lay it on top of your project to create a “sandwich”. Pin the tulle down around the edges of edges to hold the “sandwich” together. Now take it over to your sewing machine.
Ann Loveless extends the technique using shredded confetti fabric ,
multiple layers of tulle , all covered with black tulle and secured with random quilting.
Tivoli Designs uses a similar technique to create fabulous
Anne’s collage style is featured in Fabric Arts with this instruction:
Collage fabric may be sprayed with temporary spray adhesive (spray basting), before covering with large piece of fine black tulle , and free-motion quilted using clear monofilament thread ( “Bottom Line” thread in the bobbin, for less bulk on the back ). Outline the shapes , then fill in larger areas such as background with free-motion stitching .
often finishes layered collage with beading and stitching.
She also likes to use a limited palette of colour and build up layers of tulle for “shading.”
incorporates word imagery, possibly from
the layering of other fabrics on the image.
Create complex images in the computer and on paper
or Transfer Artist Paper to fabric
which allows you to transfer images to virtually any surface with the heat of an iron.
like Leslie Riley .
Try cutting away to expose what lies beneath
Have no fear,
its just fabric ,