Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Textile Tuesdays : #15 - Textile Collage

On today's theme, I don't have much to say. I will just let you look at the pictures and enjoy.

A textile collage is the combination of several materials (including some textile) used to create a new, unique, work of art. It can be many fabrics layered together, or it can be fabric combined with paper, objects, photo-transfers, paint, or decorative stitching.

Collages are quite popular now and can be seen as wall art, parts of quilts, clothing, bags, even jewelry. The styles are as varied as the artists imagination, from Victorian to Industrial Modern.

I did a search on Etsy and found loads of collages - some I loved, some, not so much. I searched under the terms "textile collage", "fabric collage", and "fabric jewelry". For some reason, many of the ones I liked are from artists in England and Australia. I know that they have very active and creative Embroidery Guilds in both of those countries so maybe they have an older and richer tradition of fabric collage.

Anyway, here are the names of the ones whose photos I have chosen, they are in order from the bottom up. And I have to say that the adorable necklace from Vadjutka wins the prize for the smallest textile collage!


  1. Thanks a lot for picking my necklace as well - I really like this collection. And I love this prize "the smallest textile collage" - so funny! thanks again :-)

  2. Thank you for showing my 'love bird' fabric art, I love using fabric to bring my illustrations to life, I love the texture and details. Love your blog ! Thanks againx

  3. Fantastic finds! I really love the rabbit!

  4. i love your selections sheila--beautiful work! you should check out cathy cullis as well ( from england..) --i think her shop might be empty right now, but there are often wonderful pieces.

  5. Thank you so much for the shoutout on your blog! Very much appreciated. Thanks for introducing me to other textile art as well!