My love of fabric art began as something else entirely. I use to make and sell pet accessories from repurposed materials. A custom furniture store hosted a venue for artisans to sell their crafts, and while there, I told one of the employees how I used unwanted materials for my accessories. He ended up giving me an enormous amount of upholstery fabric samples that were destined for the trash.
When I started going through some of the samples, I realized how beautiful they were, but some of them were not appropriate for pet accessories. That’s when I realized that I could use fabric for collage, just as easily as paper. While I no longer make pet accessories, these upholstery samples have found their way onto many canvases and are also used to make many of my journals.
These are all part of my personal collection.
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