In the fall of 2019 I had the pleasure of participating in a class taught by Sue Benner at the Woodland Ridge Retreat. The class focused on two techniques: monoprinting with textile paints and fabric fusion. During the class I was able to create a number of fiber art pieces. One of them is the focus of today’s post. Let’s examine the finished project.
Measuring 19 3/4″ x 29 1/4″ the art quilt was assembled from a variety of fabric shapes and sizes. Among the fabrics included are gauze, synthetic fibers, and cotton. Most of the materials were dyed commercially. The blue and teal leaf pattern was monoprinted by myself. Two of the items that were included were harvested from an article of clothing. You can identify them by looking for buttonholes.
A fusible material was applied to the back of each fabric. As the shapes were cut out and rearranged they were temporarily fused to a non-stick surface. Once the desired size and arrangement was achieved the entire piece was removed from the non-stick surface and adhered to the black cotton. A quilt sandwich of cotton batting and a fabric backing was assembled. The pieced center was quilted with a geometric pattern using a variegated thread. To the black cotton I stitched rows of straight line quilting using black thread. The fiber art quilt was finished with facings, a label and a hanging sleeve. Fusion I is currently on display in my home.
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