May 8, 2007

Tiny Fabric Art

These are tiny (1") squares of art. They are called "inchies". They are made just like a quilt. I placed batting between 1 1/2" squares of batik fabric. Then, I beaded through the top and batting. I ironed "Heat n' Bond Lite" to the backing and ironed to the top/batting layers. (note: I usually use Wonder Under when working with batiks, but it was OK to use Heat n Bond for the back of these) Then, I trimed to 1" and handstitched the edges using a buttonhole stitch and two strands of floss. I actually got these all beaded while I was in California.


Anonymous said...

These are absolutely adorable...I would wear one as a pin/broach..heck, you know what I mean!

Lorraine said...

Wow; what a lot of work detailed work and it's just gorgeous. I've been wanting to try this in paper and fabric but haven't made it yet. Yours is a real inspiration!