stone inspired fabric  For example when I heated Tyvek, I had no idea quite how it would shrink and it's difficult to control how holey it would become.  I just painted both sides to see which would turn out best. I couldn't recreate those grey pebbles, I also liked using unusual and recycled materials like the hems of old clothes, fruit nets and tumble dryer sheets.  Even tiny snippets of fabric can be used somehow, like these below that I trapped under organza and fused by burning.

stone inspired fabric For example when I heated Tyvek, I had no idea quite how…

Read our tips on how to successfully use "unusual" fabrics for your backing.

Read our tips on how to successfully use "unusual" fabrics for your backing. A MUST read for those who use white on white or batiks for backing your quilt. I never knew!

Rusty Rooster Vintage: How to color and age fabric tutorial

Rusty Rooster Vintage: How to color and age fabric tutorial--links to all her…

Iced dyed fabric - Mine came out pale but I didn't wait the full 24 hours~ Jean

More Ice Dyed Fabric

In my last ice dyeing adventure I stacked the fabric in a container. This time I thought I’d go back to my original ice dyeing procedure.

DIY Shibori. This looks pretty neat!

DIY Shibori

DESIGN PROCESS: SHIBORI Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye.

Use hefty threads, yarns, braids, and ribbons in the bobbin, and sew from the wrong side to create exciting stitched effects.

Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle

Bobbin work sewing / stitching embroidery from reverse side of fabric with heavier threads or yarns than can pass through needle Use+hefty+threads,+yarns,+braids,+and+ribbons+in+the+bobbin,+and+sew+from+the+wrong+side+to+create+exciting+stitched+effects.

Tie fun ribbons around a lamp frame! A cute alternative for a lamp shade!

up-cycle lampshade.strip an old metal lampshade and tie scraps of fabric around the frame - so cute! (This would make a cute lamp in a sewing room - kind of a theme-thing)

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Cintia Dicker by Ryan Yoon for Virgine Magazie Summer Fashion stylist: Hissa Igarashi Hair stylist: Yoichi Tomizawa Makeup artist: Suzy Gerstein

Machine embroidery using dissolvable fabric

By Sarah Bell Smith. Spun and unspun wool sewn together using dissolvable fabric.


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