madhappycrafter

quilting, mosaicing, painting, and other adventures in making

WIP – glue stick fabric collage experiment

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This is something I’ve wanted to try for awhile, being into every new medium I can get my hands on, but that old bugger fear stops me in my tracks. It’s like wrestling crocodiles every time I want to venture into new territory – and let’s face it, that’s a lot for crafters and makers. I know others experience this… I suppose it dissapates if you get into a regular working groove.

This was quickly thrown together on a scrap of muslin. I just threw a bunch of scraps in a bag and joined some other women doing crafts for a few hours – this happens monthly at the Senior Center. Everything so far is lightly tacked down with the glue stick. I just found a kid’s tutu in the dumpster and cut off all the useful and unsoiled tuille – score! 🙂 I’m thinking i might add a bit of the tuille to this, just for fun, and maybe another element or two to the composition. I’d also love to try some purely abstract stuff, too with all my fabric scraps – but I see the pictorial and narrative potential with this technique. These are obviously purely decorative, as it is all raw-edge. I have since read that many applique quilters use the glue stick method to turn under their edges, so you CAN make functional quilts with this technique.

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Will show the finished thing when i have time, and if I actually finish it. I’m not that strong on finishing. But – the exciting news is that right now we are working on a community neighborhood mosaic – what fun! More about that in the next post!

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2 thoughts on “WIP – glue stick fabric collage experiment

  1. I’m not strong on finishing either! I like your little ocean story in fabric. Thanks for the kind words and advice on the passing of my grandma. Hope you are getting enough time to care for yourself.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog, Christina – I’m honored! I hope you are wrapping up in Grandma’s quilts and feeling what comfort you can in this time of loss.

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