I recently spent a happy couple of hours snipping samples of my fabric stash, which I’d sorted by colour in preparation for some collage exercises in my OCA Textiles 1 course. It reminded me why I love fabric as a medium. Partly the textures, the combination of warp and weft, its weight (or lightness), the way its colours and patterns work. And partly the associations and meanings that come with it, personal, historical and cultural nuances that enrich each tiny snippet beyond its visual and tactile qualities.

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little pieces of fabric

7 thoughts on “little pieces of fabric

  • March 15, 2008 at 9:56 pm
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    What a wonderful rainbow mosaic you have here!
    Makes me want to go and do some organizing,
    Spring must be in the air!
    I really agree that textile is such a multi dimentional medium to work with, it’s properties do stretch way beyond it’s visual and tactile aspects.
    Caroline
    : )
    http://carolineinckle.wordpress.com/

  • March 16, 2008 at 9:59 pm
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    really like the different textures and patterns you’ve picked. lovely, i love to sort thro my stuff too!

  • March 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm
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    i love these little “libraries” of color and cloth!

  • March 17, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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    I agree, thses look great and almost a work of art in themselves.

  • March 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm
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    i wouldn’t touch them further. They are so lovely as they are.

    neki desu

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