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Textile Folk Art
I was given a lovely collage by a friend. It is a true piece of folk art, made from remnants of suiting fabric and minimal stitching. In this mini workshop, I am using scraps that I have around the studio to make this piece. It’s a great project to give as a gift for a special occasion.

Making a Scrap Collage

Posted by Anova Published See Anova's 60 projects » © 2022 Anne Kelly / Pavilion · Reproduced with permission. · Extracted from Textile Folk Art by Anne Kelly, published by Batsford.
  • How to make a patchwork quilt. House Collage - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by drawing your house (or other feature) on paper as a basic outline drawing, with no major details, making clear lines that you will be able to cut out.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. House Collage - Step 2
    Step 2

    Ensure that it fits well inside your background fabric.

  • Step 3

    Cut out the pieces of the house using paper scissors and pin to pieces of fabric, embroidery and labels.

  • Step 4

    Using fabric scissors cut out the pieces of the house.

  • Step 5

    Arrange the pieces of the house on the background, and then pin or glue with a light coating of glue stick.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. House Collage - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tack the house pieces onto the background. Use a mixture of machine and hand stitching – this will make your piece much more interesting.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. House Collage - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you have completed the house, you can decide what you want to do with the background – whether you want to include foliage, a fence or a path, for example.

  • Step 8

    Now you are ready to embellish your piece using ribbon, buttons and some embroidery. My piece used a mixture of stitches, including backstitch, French knots and blanket stitch.

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