Sunday, December 6, 2009

Salvaged Selvages

These small post card size pieces were made with the selvage edge of some batik fabrics that I had used to make a jacket for my mother in law. The selvage edge is usually not used in sewing, most fabrics have this type of edging as a finish so that fraying does not occur. The batiks were so beautiful that I didn't want to toss anything away not even the Lilliputian sized pieces. This is the result of my efforts. I call these pieces Salvaged Selvages #1 (above) and #2 (below). I collected all of the pieces, ironed them and then interwove them to create a small fabric square which was then sewn together with small stitching. They are edged with satin stitching and placed on the 4x6 background which also has satin stitching. They have fabric backing.

1 comment:

  1. I particularly like the one on the bottom. :)



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