Fabric Papermaking

Last Saturday, CQFAers met at Sue’s house where she tried to teach us the secrets from Stitch Alchemy, a book by Kelli Perkins. The idea is to make fabric paper – a combination of fabric and paper. I hope to use mine for journal pages for journals like the Red Journal.

Rhonda's Raffia

Rhonda's Raffia

I don’t share well, but space was limited and Rhonda (of BAMQG fame – she plays with both teams ;-) )and I ended up next to each other. She is a great tablemate! We shared well and she is extremely creative. I felt like an idea-less boob next to her. She is like me in that we just got down to it. We also had fun.

During the time I thought of texture, because of the podcast I had just recorded with Sandy. I have a lot of schnibbles from pressing fabric so I brought that with me and adhered them to the paper. Sue wasn’t sure if it would work but it was worth a try.

The next step is to paint the fabric. We will do that at the next CQFA meeting.

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7 Responses to Fabric Papermaking

  1. kelly orr says:

    You have some great fabric papers! Rhonda shared her expertise with me and Angela yesterday. It was so much fun, but we were not nearly as prolific as you. I am very happy with a couple of my pieces, but definitely need to be less “theme-y” and more “collage-y” with the next batch. I tend to look at them as whole canvas rather than something I’ll likely cut up and use in small, very interesting, bits.

    • Jaye says:

      I am so glad she is spreading the wealth. I was working pretty fast when I was making mine. I figure that quantity is better than quality, though I do think I made some nice pieces.

    • Rhonda says:

      I love this technique! I had so much fun working with you, Jaye. Look at all those beautiful things you made! You definitely didn’t sacrifice quality. I was so inspired I had to do more! I roped in Angela and Kelly for another session and now I’ve made as many as you made in one go! Really looking forward to phase II.

  2. Deirdre says:

    Jaye – are all the samples yours? They are all wonderful and it looks like you had a great time! Can’t wait to see the next step.
    :-D eirdre

  3. Jenny says:

    Rhonda can’t help being creative – it just comes out of her. As a little bitty kid she wanted to be a poet. A poet! First it was words and now it’s fabric.

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