After choosing and dyeing my fabrics for the art quilt, the next thing I looked at was texture and making the quilt tactile as well as visually more interesting
I looked at several ways of adding texture to the fabrics.
I added these pieces of leaf embroidered chiffon
I added threads trapped under chiffon ribbon
This tiny orange flower came all the way from Dominican Republic pressed inside the book I was reading. I trapped it under plastic and sewed it to the top of the quilt
These are samples from my sketchbook where I was looking at fabrics that have different textures such as hessian, scrim, plastic, metallic fabric with mirror dots, heat distressed chiffons, leather, embroidered fabrics, silk, painted bondaweb, etc.
Quilting the fabric gives it texture and a nice feel. I just want to run my hands over quilted fabrics
I will be showing a few more samples of adding texture and interest in the next post - on the theme of ferns