March 21, 2010

Inspired by Fiber arts

Fiber arts are something I truly love, and if I had the space in my house, I'd own a weaving loom. After taking a class in college I was in love with weaving. It's truly therapeutic. Since I was a child, I've been interested in different forms of fiber arts--sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, sculptural sewing, weaving, tapestry (though I've never done any tapestry). So since I now do paper arts and love doing them, I decided it was time to incorporate some of the fiber arts into the paper arts (which, by the way, is a form of fiber art). This card was made using a penny rug pattern I found on the internet. If you've never heard of them, google it. There are some amazing things done that are penny rugs. the basic concept is to use scraps of fabrics cut into circles or other shapes and made into these miniature rugs--usually no more than 15 inches across. So very little stamping took place on this card. It's made with punches and Sizzix dies.

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