Thursday, June 2, 2011

Circles of fabric pom poms and paint stick stamping, two techniques from the book Sharing Stitches

Do like to experiment with new techniques even when you don't have a specific project in mind? Well, that's what I have to share with you today. I tried reverse paint stick stamping on fabric and making little fabric circle pom poms both from the book Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects.


I loved the idea of using my stamps on fabric by rubbing with fabric paint sticks. I used Pentel Arts Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks. Worked like a charm with one exception, this technique doesn't work with word stamps as the image stays in reverse!
The next technique I tried from Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects was the fabric circle embellishment. In Sharing Stitches these little elements are used to make earrings but I kind of like how it looks as a 3-d pom pom.
There is so much more fun to try in Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects!

More about the book from the publisher, North Light Books:

Sharing Stitches: Exchanging Fabric and Inspiration to Sew One-of-a-Kind Projects
by
Chrissie Grace

Swap Stitch Share

Join Chrissie Grace and 15 talented artists as they exchange fabrics, collaborate on an art quilt and swap plenty of inspiration on the pages of Sharing Stitches. Stitch by stitch, Chrissie shows you how to create colorful and eclectic projects as unique as the group that sews them, including a patchwork pullover, a lace-embellished headband, a large-scale collaborative quilt and a round robin journal.

Inside Sharing Stitches, you’ll find:

· 22 step-by-step projects designed specifically for swaps and collaborations

· Tips on swapping fabric, as well as hosting and participating in smoothly run collaborations

· Projects and gallery pieces from your favorite artists, including Claudine Hellmuth, Liz Lamoreux, Ruth Rae and more!

Break out your sewing machine, round up your friends and start sewing!

Chrissie Grace is the author of Wild Tiles (North Light, 2006) and Tiles Gone Wild (North Light, 2008). In addition to honing her skills as an accomplished mosaic artist, Chrissie has recently embarked on licensing and is currently creating designs in stationery and wall d?cor. She has had passion for fabric for years and enjoys sewing for herself and family in her free time.

1 comment:

Eileen Bergen said...

Looks like a fun book. But I missed something on the stamping with paint sticks. Why are the images reversed compared to the way a stamp is normally used?

If it's done like a gravestone rubbing, I would think their would be "spillover" of color around the raised part of the stamp.

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