I gave the flattened wire coil binding a shot. I combined it with my signature recycled wool felted sweater and some big embroidery floss for the stitching. I love the look of the scale of the loops with the thickness of the sweater.
It was pretty easy, although flattening the loops was a bit of a "mind-bender" yeah, pun intended there. If you haven't tried this particular combo of materials, wire and fabric, I bet you will love it like I did. I most assuredly will be trying more techniques as I have yet to really get fabric in my jewelry much and there are some great ideas in Creative Bloom: Projects and Inspiration with Fabric and Wire for just such a need.
More about the book from the Publisher-North Light Books-
"Creative Bloom: Projects and Inspiration with Fabric and Wire
Cultivate Your Inner Artist!
Prepare your own garden of self-expression with the creative fabric and wire projects inside Creative Bloom. The seeds of inspiration will be planted as you learn how to make a butterfly-adorned lamp, a sweet bird sculpture, an inspired canvas bag and a sparkling cloud cuff. Each project features innovative techniques that you can use again in your personal artwork.
Creative Bloom features:
· 21 pretty projects for your art studio, home and wardrobe
· Vignettes and advice on gathering the right tools, forcing creative growth, finding inspiration in the seasons and staying motivated
· Step-by-step techniques that show you how sculpt wire, stitch fabric to wire, make fabric pages and more!
Grab some wire and rummage through your fabric stash. It’s time to unearth your creative potential!