Then, I took her workshop today called Fabric Collage. I had seen many of Larkin's quilted fabric pieces when I took her beaded buttons workshop at the N.C. Quilt Symposium in 2009. It is so inspiring to see her work up close.
We basically fused fabric and then assembled it into collage backgrounds. After that, we could start adding focal points or creating landscapes or other art quilts.
Here is what I put together today. None are quilted yet.
For this one, I took a piece of hand-dyed fabric that I later painted with Shiva Paint Sticks (using texture rubbing plates) and added gold foil with Bo-Nash Powder. I added painted dryer sheets and fused fabric leaves and tree trunks. The hand-dyed fabric had been folded and looked like tree trunks and branches.