Fiber Artists & Mail Art


Fiber Artists & Mail Art

For artists who like to use fabric, threads, etc,  in their pieces.

Members: 116
Latest Activity: Jan 15

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The beauty of Fiber Art

Started by Dr. Maie Yanni. Last reply by Miranda Vissers Dec 23, 2014. 5 Replies

It spans mixed media, collage,paper and textile, it is multidisciplinary, crosses the boundaries and fuses 2-D with 3-D art,sculpture and wall art , wearable art and adornment. I love also how an…Continue

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Comment by Amy Irwen on June 13, 2011 at 3:57am
hi everyone...just joined the group...I love fiber and threads...I've been quilting for over 30 years and have enjoyed all art media...nothing is off limits...recently, I have been enjoying much smaller projects and incorporate fabric into my mail art..
Comment by Mary Jo Cartledgehayes on February 8, 2011 at 11:06pm
Katerina, I do more hand sewing or gluing than machine sewing, so don't let the lack of a sewing machine trouble you. I use fabric glue or Elmer's glue or whatever's lying around. Elmer's seems best but is a bit thick to sew through if you want to add stitching. But last week I discovered chenille needles, which are sharp needles with enormous eyes. I can poke through most anything with them -- although I've also been known to use needlenose pliers to pull threads through.l
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2011 at 2:12pm
Really a great idea, Karen! 'So like this photo transfer onto fabric...very unique with the old photos! I wonder if my photocopy shop would do some vintage photos to cloth? I have also been hunting around town for one of those hand-held gadgets that sews. No luck, nowhere are they available. Maybe on the internet, but that means lots of postage ;-( Perhaps I will hand-sew...why not?)
Comment by Marie Wintzer on January 14, 2011 at 6:45am
Comment by Jen Staggs on January 14, 2011 at 5:37am
It IS a fabric transfer of an old photo- about 3x3 inches square. So cool.
Comment by Marie Wintzer on January 14, 2011 at 5:13am
oh wow, is it a photo transferred on fabric?
Comment by Jen Staggs on January 14, 2011 at 5:08am

A super cool vintage fiber piece by Karen Champlin:

Thank you Karen!!  Such a hip piece.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 4, 2011 at 11:23pm

Thank you for starting this group. I am not into sooooo much into it as far as SEWing is concerned (once upon a time had a sewing machine, but no longer), however I do want to incorporate fabrics and yarns, laces and fiber materials in my collages...maybe get away from the harsh sandpaper ?..or not. Using "soft" in contrast with "harsh" might work, too.

Lisa Iverson has a great mail art project with "Textile", so I  already sent off a yarn-fabric-bits collage there. But can't say that I work with those materials, and it would be good to see what's happening!

Comment by Jen Staggs on January 4, 2011 at 11:00pm
OOOhh- Lisa and I have been wanting to start this group for a while- glad you did it!!  I'm so (sew) in!
Comment by Laurence on January 4, 2011 at 10:55pm

It is more of an aspiration with me !  I really want to incorporate fabric, threads and stuff like that into my work.


Great idea starting this.


all the best



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