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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sewn paper collages

Yesterday I spent time at my friend's house, using one of her sewing machines. (I don't own one.) She quilted while I sewed papers and fabrics onto cardstock. I just loved it!
Many of the papers are hand-made, while some are photocopies of fabrics or of other artwork I've done. I really, really like the effect.
Not to mention the COLORS! I feel so color-deprived after this long winter. Anyway, it was great fun to play with her machine. I must get one of my own now.
This shows some of the stitching detail. I wasn't very precise in getting them straight, but I still like the effect. Not sure yet what I'll do with them. Ideas?


  1. I have been wanting to try this for so long. They look great. I have a couple of books on the subject and had just bought another one called "Beginner's Guide To Art Quilts". I think you can just continue on with each piece, collaging on a little more and a focal point. They will be lovely pieces of art.

  2. You really don't have a sewing machine? Wow. Think of all the mending you skipped out of.