All About Fabric Books
I have only made a few fabric books, but they have been fun and very satisfying. If you are into quilting or applique then they will be easy for you to make.
There are many different kinds of fabric books made and I am surprised that there are not more books available about them. I have seen some amazing works of art in the form of Fabric Books.
I quite like the small fat fabric book but you could make them any size you like. I have not seen many that have words in them but you could cut words from fabric or print words on paper and sew them on to the pages, paint or use a felt pen to write on the fabric or even bead the words.
Usually the picture on the page tells the story.They often have polyester batting under the fabric so the "feel" of the page is nice.It's also great to have tags and charms hanging off the pages. The more embellishments and texture that you manage to get into the book the more exciting it is to look through.
These Fabric Books make great conversation pieces on a coffee table, but be warned they do take a while to make.
The pictures shown in this lens are from my own Fabric BooksI hope you really enjoy this lens.
Art Journals by Traci Bautista
Handmade Art Journal Tour By Traci Bautista
Fabric Art Journals: Making, Sewing, and Embellishing Journals from Cloth and Fibers
This book has instructions for actually constructing books from fabric, which is exactly what I wanted. I have made quilts and altered books, but have not done any book construction. This book has the detailed instructions and plenty of inspiration for making personalized fabric art! I ordered the book from Amazon, got it in two days, and the next day had made a basic little fabric book ready for embellishment!!! Easy enough for a beginner, or a great start for someone familar with fabric! This craft is one that is destined to be customized according to the skills and views of the artist!
Anyone Can Make a Fabric Book
When I made my fabric books I used fabric that I had pieced together then free machine embroidered first. I then appliqued my pictures on top of that. I sandwiched two pages together with batting in between them.The book feels great, and as I later beaded and hand embellished. Because of that it has great texture.I have seen vintage style fabric books which are full of old photos printed onto fabric with a computer printer. This is great way to show pictures of family history.Another Idea is just making a very simple book from Muslin( calico in NZ and Australia). You can leave the edges raw so they get that wonderful frayed look. You can use rickrack as that goes great with these fabric books. Using Muslin makes the book cheap and fun to write on with pens or to paint on or whatever takes your fancy. Old Buttons look wonderful on these books also.Hope I have given you a few ideas to help you get started. Why not just play and see what you come up with. Remember there are no rules.
Fabric Art by Lenna Art
A Blowup Of A Page From My Fabric Book
Exploring Fabric Collage By Lesley Riley
Interesting Experience with Fabric Books
Today I decided to go surfing on the internet to see what's what with fabric books I was really surprised to find that there are not that many web pages about fabric books at all.There are some sites about the old fabric books that we used to give to babies, and maybe we still do but I'm not sure as I don't have any babies around me.I see there are a few round robins going on with fabric books but not much else.I spose it is challenging to tell a story with fabric, but quilters do it everyday and in some ways that is what makes up a fabric book.Its really a collage with fabric that tells a story like a quilt.I will be interested to see if, with time, creating fabric books becomes as popular as ,say, Altered Books.
Fabric Journals By Teesha Moore Part 1
Make An Art Doll for Your Fabric Book Cover
Fabric Book Cover
As you can see from the picture, I have made a very simple art doll to decorate the front page of a book I made.This doll is made from cardboard, you could use foam core if you wanted. I then decorated her with threads and fabric, and used a vintage picture for her head. I used wire and paper beads that I made for her arms and legsTry it you will love it
Fabric Journals by Teesha Moore part 2
How to make A Fabric Book, by Di ( me)
The class this video talks about has been run and is no longer available, however I thought you might like to see the pages in the book
Fabric Journals by Teesha Moore part 3
Fabric Journals by Teesha Moore part 4
Dont Forget about Drawing on Your Fabric Books
Enjoy Art With Fabric Books
This picture is of a page that has a background made from sewing togteather all those scraps of fabric that you usually throw away.What I do is get a piece of iron on interfacing then with the shiney side towards me, on the ironing board, I place the pieces all over lapping then iron them down onto the fabric.The next step is to machine all over them.Now its time to add some focus to the page and this is where I love to do some sort of drawing on some fabric then place that on the top.You don't have to be able to draw well. Just do something really abstract. Have fun with it and Enjoy!