Monday, 27 July 2009

Fabric Collages

I completed a couple of fabric collages this weekend - they are for a special project I am involved with (its a tiny book...4 1/2" x 3 1/2"). I painted the dove and its background on cotton fabric using acrylic paints.
I also went to The Beetroot Tree gallery and had a wander around their brilliant new exhibition called Mutual Support. It features 'Up Front' - a group of 8 female artists who create beautifully adorned bras, corsets and other pieces of mixed media art. You can see some here and here.
Its all in aid of Breast Cancer research and they have all kinds of activities going on including a raffle where you can win pieces of their art (they even have a 'booby prize' haha!!) I went with DH and so couldn't dwell too long...I may have to go back for another look this week!
Corinne Phillips is a friend I met through blogging....she shows some of her fabulous work from the exhibition here.
These are the 8 artists involved.... (click to read names)


Rosie said...

Linda your collage pages are simply beautiful! Love what you've done for the theme, and wish I could make things like that!!!

Heather said...

Your collage book is going to be stunning - I love the pages you have shown here. That exhibition sounds interesting and I'm just going to follow up your links to have a look for myself.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO Is that my little book you have made these fabulous pages for ?
I love them !!
So stunning I cant wait to see them in the flesh, YAY !
Theses books are going to be family heirloom's !
I love the fact that us 4 have such a strong friendship even though we have never met !

Thank you
Love and hugs from sesga xxx

La Dolce Vita said...

your work is just lovely

Plum Blossom Lane said...

Ohhhhhh I love those! Pretty!

Judy S. said...

Lovely, but since I'm partial to roses of any kind, the first is my favorite. Should be a beautiful tiny?

Sandy said...

Wow Linda these are brilliant.
Fantastic work and design. Love them.

Holly Loves Art said...

Gorgeous collages and the colors... they are so dreamy.

Dot said...

Linda you have done a beautiful job on these pages. Love the bird you have drawn too(and you know how much I love birdies). I agree with Holly that your pages are dreamy.
Have just finished working on my pages for your book and will be doing a blog post featuring them today -so don't peek if you don't want to see them :).
Big hugs to you.
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S I have just clicked on the photo's of the teeny pages and love all the detail. You have done such a great job Linda! And I adore the dove.

The Joy of Nesting said...


The pages are so detailed,which is amazing when you're working on such small surfaces!! I truly admire your abilities!! it's the little needle work that is getting so difficult for me.

What a fun show!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Raggy said...

Hi, Just found your blog and I love your work. Will follow you eagerly.
Sandie at Rag Rescue

Catharina Maria said...

Your fabric collages are BEAUTIFUL
I love your work so much !
Love Rini the Netherlands

Shashi Nayagam said...

The collage pages are beautiful Linda. Thanks for sharing those links they are wonderful.

Tara said...

Hi Linda I love these two pieces! They're really beautiful. Don't suppose you ever do tutorials....?:)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

The textures and colors are absolutely delicious Linda, extra special to have your painted dove too

what fantastic little pieces of art you've created AND what a most special swap that must be!

I'm off to check out your linkies!
oxo ~*~ Patty

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness Linda, they are absolutely beautiful :) I really miss working with fabric it's been a while, I am like you I like to dabble in a bit of everything.
The exhibition sounds wonderful, I will have a look in a minute.

Jaqi said...

Beautiful work Linda, gorgeous colours , so delicate , your work is always a pleasure to view, Jaqi xx

PS Happy Birthday for tomorrow xx

Jacky said...

Linda the fabric pages are beautiful.... Sesga will be very happy with her beautiful little book.
The exhibition sounds wonderful, would love to come along (if only I lived close by!).

Jacky xox

Lynn said...

A Happy happy birthday to you Linda, hope you are out having a great time :)

Viola said...

Fabulous fabric pages, Linda!!