Monday, 21 June 2010

Fabric Slashing


I started off with a piece of blue fabric which I completely covered with layers of scraps, fibres, ribbons and the like, everything really.  I covered them with a piece of cream coloured fabric and using straight stitch created panels of lines and boxes.


Using a pair of small sharp scissors I slashed the fabric, by cutting in-between the lined panels and cutting crosses, diagnals and lines in the square panels.  This revealed some of the underneath layers.

Inspiration for this piece came via a link that Chris sent me by textile artist Fay Maxwell

16 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, this is fab, Sam - love it. Great ideas coming from you and Chris.

JoZart said...

Fab result Sam, there are some real fabric treasures exposed from under the calico! Have a slashing time!
Jo x

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya love the effect (however starting to worry - was you thinking of anyone in-particular whilst you was slashing??
Hugs Kate xx

crafty creations said...

Fantastic work Sam - been on Chris's and she's made some fab stuff too

x Hilda

Sid said...

Another fab effect that you have achieved. Looks really effective !

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! Love your fabric art Sam! x

Lottie said...

Wow - what you can do with fabris is amazing - and those foam stamps - brilliant

chrissie's crafts said...

oooh this is fab sam and very affective
Chrissie x

Angelnorth said...

That looks like fun!

Deborah said...

Another great technique you've got going there, Sam. Happy slashing! :-)

ju said...

What a fabulous piece of work Sam !Love it! x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Sam, this is wonderful (I've just seen this recently on a DVD I have) I found you via jozartdesigns but remember you from CSF - don't know if you'll remember me I was Little Lion ;-)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

BTW I know we don't NEED to make anything from this type of playing but will you be using it for anything in particular? I know what it's like sometimes when you make something even like a tag just 'cos you want to and people say 'what's it for?' or 'what do you do with them?'!!! LOL
Anne xx

Femmy said...

what a fab technique!!
love it!

Chris said...

Well, Sam, I've got to say that this looks even better in the flesh. I love how all the underneath layers peek out.

Neet said...

Wow, you have been so busy whilst I have been away. Love this piece. Funnily I almost bought a t-shirt which featured slashing. I love what you havbe done.

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