Monday, February 1, 2010


I don't make New Years' resolutions that I end up breaking. However, one goal I did set for myself this year was to use up my current supply of fabrics and embellishments and to avoid as much as possible to buy anything new. What I have plenty of are fabric scraps that, on their own, are not very interesting.

When you place restrictions on yourself, you are forced to come up with new (to me anyways) ideas. I thought, what if I cut strips of two co-ordinating fabrics and weave them together? Now I have created something I like very much. You see the result below.

I had a third fabric which matched the colours of the first two. Fabric #3 is particuarly unappealing. I beautified it by painting a pretty face over it. I have some flesh coloured sparkly beads and a polished stone that has that same flesh tone. I will put all these elements together to make a Valentine's heart shaped ornament. It will be posted on Valentine's Day.

I wonder if it would be possible to knit with fabric strips. Of course, I'd have to attempt knitting again (horrors). Any knitters out there have an opinion?


Maggie R said...

Hi Inga,
Your woven pieces are lovely. Amazing what you cand do with anything..
YES! you can knit or crochet with fabric strips. You can also cover rope or cotton clothesline with strips of fabric to make baskets etc. There are tutorials on U-Tube. Never a dull moment!!!
Thanks for sharing...

Jacky said...

the woven strips looks great.. like what you have done with the stitching too.
I havent tried knitting fabric strips, but I did crochet some and made a birds nest (for Dot a couple of years back).
I made a similar resolution about trying not to buy more fabric...already I have broken it a couple of times. I cant resist the new Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!!

Jacky xox