Thursday, 14 May 2009

Fabric Collages and Swaps

I've spent the past week making fabric collage pictures...some for myself and some for projects I'm involved in. This one has a background of hand dyed fabric, silk and Angelina. The images and words are printed on fabric using jetFX.

These are just little snippets.... the stitches on the mistle thrush look enormous, but they are actually very tiny!!
I received these gorgeous things from Kimmie a few days ago; we did a 'tea and inchies' swap. I love doing swaps - you never know what surprises there might be in the package!! Kimmie's inchies are fabulous.....as is everything she creates. I recommend a visit to her blog if you haven't been before; its full of inspiration!
Thank you Kimmie.......

17 comments:

ooglebloops said...

How lucky - to own some of Kimmie's inchies!!! But, then, she is lucky to have some of yours!!! :>)

Judy S. said...

I just love the bird with the music, Linda! What are you going to make with it?

Sandy said...

Oh wow you are a lucky girl. Congratulations.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

a treasure of a swap indeed!
your fabric creation is so gorgeous Linda, every detail is WOW! the seed beads and stitching all amazing!

Heather said...

I love your fabric collages. I can't use jetFX as I only have a laptop and no printer or scanner, but am thinking about it! I'm just off to see what else Kimmie has been up to - thankyou for the tip.

Dot said...

Ooh...oooh...ooh.....are any of the birdies for me? Gorgeous work Linda with lot's of lovely details.
And what a great stash from Kimmie's. I enjoyed enlarging the photo and seeing all the goodies up close!

My Journey to Hope said...

Oh, Linda, I love this! The gorgeous hand dyed colors, the bird, the music background, the tiny beads and stitches, and even the quote is one of my favorites. You always amaze me with your creative projects!

And thanks for your response to my post. I'm still learning, but writing helps me remember what I've learned and keep focused. Hopefully I won't have to try so hard in the future. :)

-Michelle

maggi said...

Not sure what happened to my previous comment but I will try again. I love the colour of this piece. Thanks also for the reminder that the Arts Festival is next weekend. I had got it in my head that it was in July!

LazyKay said...

I love the textures and colours here. Beautiful.

xxxxxxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a lovely swap you have had the goodies are lovely.
As always Linda your fabric piece is gorgeous.Love the hand stitched texture on it.
Have a lovely weekend

Rosie said...

I do SO wish that I could do this kind of fabric work - please say you'll teach me??? Love what you have done here and what a scrumptious parcel from Kimmie!!

Lynn said...

WOW!!!!! Your collage is stunning Linda, love the colors and all the textures, and I love the leaves flowing over the music sheet, super work :)

Holly Loves Art said...

Your fabric collage is gorgeous. I adore anything birdy related... but this is just stunning!

Patti G. said...

Linda, Your fabric art is breath taking! I LOVE it, and I know both Jacky and Dotee and I can see that your fabric book swap is going to be a TREASURE!!!!!!!!!!!
Such talents you have! I love your stitching, images, choice of colors and your style! Just beautiful!
Hugs,Patti

magpie said...

Linda.... I have had a good look at your collage page journals they are amazing and I love them.
Love the new blog look..
It has been so long since looking but well worth waiting for but then I love your work anyway..
Sharon xx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning !!!!!!are the birds for Dot ??
Your work is Amazing all the details and stiching you put in .
I have started on your fabric page are once i have finished am I supposed to take a pic and show it on our yahoo group ?
hope you are having a good weekend love from sesga xxx

Ro Bruhn said...

Love your collages, especially the top one the colours are divine.