How to turn vintage fabric into art
I have a closet full of vintage fabric that I have collected over the years. For the most part, I have used it to make and sell things in my Etsy shop
. Pillows, bags, cuffs, and other odds and ends.
I love these fabrics so much for their texture, color and character. I don’t want them to be hidden away in the closet any longer. I want to display them and be able to see them every day, so I am working on creating a wall with frames and hoops full of colorful vintage fabrics. This was my first project.
I started with a trip to the local thrift store where I scored a 69-cent wooden frame and a $1.50 wooden bowl.
The bowl isn’t for a craft project, I just thought it was pretty.
I looked for a frame with interesting shape and texture, then headed over to Michael’s for paint and a brush.
Painting was fun although a bit messy.
I have been learning embroidery techniques recently from Wild Olive
and used some coordinating thread to add interesting texture to a couple of the flowers.
After the paint dried, I used sandpaper to rough the frame up a bit and give it more of a rustic look. Then I wrapped the fabric around the original glass, taped it up and put the back of the frame back on.
I think it turned out pretty, don’t you? Next week I will show you some of the hoops I have been working on!