Project

Fiber Wall Art #2 16x20

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This was my first attempt at a larger piece of wall art. My piece was a little too small for the 16x20-inch artist canvas and way too large for the next size down so I added some muslin strips to the edge and stretched to get it to wrap over the edges of the frame. Maybe I can hot glue something to the edge to hide the muslin but for now it is a great learning experience. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is difficult to plan ahead on these pieces and you don't know what it will really look like until you've got it hanging on the wall. My symetrical brain keeps trying to take over and I find it hard to be freeform in my designing my pieces.

What you will need

  • Fiber consisting of cotton fabric
  • miscellaneous couching materials
  • variety of threads
  • batting
  • 16x20 artist canvas
  • staple gun.

Q&A with Arlene C

Carol Ann Waugh asked:
I love how you left the yarn ends longer than the trimmed piece. Great idea!
Arlene C answered:
Thanks, Carol Ann. It wasn't intentional, but it worked out okay. I used a different stitch #11 on my Bernina instead of the regular zigzag to sew down the couching and I like how it doesn't grab all the yarn in the stitches. Learning something new with each new piece.
Lauray asked:
Beautiful - did you embellish to get the gorgeous luminosity, or was it the fabric?
Arlene C answered:
Thank you. It was probably the fabric because some of my stitches got lost in the different colors. These projects are great fun and a huge way to learn to use the stitches on the sewing machine.

Skill Level

Beginner