Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fiber Art Wall Hanging

In this Wall Street Journal article on the Top Ten Interior Design Trends for 2014Macramé and fiber art sit at the top of the list.  I was born in the 70s and I was never a fan of what I thought was that tacky, dark and heavy Macramé wall art through my childhood.  Let's skip over the Macramé and go straight for the fiber art.

My mom has recently gotten involved with fiber art.  Start with a variety of fibers, trims, threads and a colorful batik fabric.  Try a variety of techniques- stitching, embroidery patterns, hand knots...the more the merrier.
The fiber art is adhered to a black mat board using adhesive spray.
Glue a stretcher bar to the back of the plastic backing for hanging.  You can find the wooden stretcher bars at a craft store or make your own.  My dad made this 12"x12"  stretcher bar.
 Here is a view of the fiber art hanging ("floating") on the wall:
You can add fiber art to embellish the bottom of a shirt, add it to a quilt for more texture or create a wall hanging of your own.

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful! You can alway upcycle old or stained clothes with these embellishments.



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