OK… The Gals are all over the place this week. This is what happens when they don’t see each other for two weeks. Amongst all the crazy sidebars and strange giggle fits they actually do manage to tell us about ways to use your fabric scraps in mixed media artwork. Come for the laughs, stay for the cool tidbits of information… that is our motto this week.
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Katie talks about making twine for fabric scraps toward the beginning of the show and blows Loni away with the pictures of this twine. MyPoppet.com.au has a great instructional video on how to do this. Check it out!
The Gals also talked about Scrap, which is an amazing local store (sorry people, as far as we can tell it isn’t a nation wide or multi national thing). We are linking what scrap is all about here http://scrappdx.org/about/what-we-are/ so you can all look it up. Who knows, maybe one of you can start a Scrap-like store in your city if one doesn’t already exists.
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Next week The Gals will be taking a break to plan more awesome episodes for you but they will be back in two weeks with some fun stuff, so until then… make some cool shit, yo!
For folks interested in using fabric in bookbinding, I made a tutorial last year about the method I use: click here, yo!
Basically, you mount the fabric on tissue-weight paper (I use nice Japanese kozo paper, but tissue paper is good if you’re not aiming for archival pH levels). This lets you glue it to things without the glue seeping through, and prevents the fabric from stretching or bunching up. Basically, it makes it easier to deal with, especially for flat-sided projects like books, boxes, etc. 🙂
Combine this method with Spoonflower’s huge fabric catalog and you can make all kinds of cool shit.