Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fabric Beads....Permission 2 Play Class

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Fabric Beads

The Permission 2 Play group met and created Fabric Beads
What a fun class!

Plastic Straws

You begin by cutting a plastic straw into 1 inch sections...

Method 1 - Fabric Glue
Using fabric glue and a small scrap of fabric 1x3 inch size.
Apply glue to the back side of the fabric.
This is a safe method for children.

Roll the glued fabric around the 1 inch section straw

Roll it all the way up...

Roll it in your fingers so all of the layers glue together nicely...

Embellish your fabric bead with fibers of your choice...
You can also thread tiny beads onto wire and wrap them around your fabric bead.
Tiny charms are also fun to add.

The straw in the center of the bead makes it easy to thread the beads onto a bracelet, necklace, or sew them onto your art quilts for embellishment.

Method 2 - Fusible Web
Apply fusible web to the back side of your fabric.
Then cut your fabric into 1x3 inch pieces.

Place a piece of plastic straw on the fused side of your fabric.
Use an iron to fuse the fabric to the straw.
Our instructor, Cindy, is using a clover mini iron in this photo.
She is using a wooden skewer to hold the bead in place.

In this photo Cindy us using the back side of the iron to fuse the fabric around the bead
Again, she is using a wooden skewer to hold the bead in place.

Yarns & Fibers
This is a great way to embellish with all of those yarns and fibers we have added to our stash.

Fabric Beads
Give'em a try....lots of fun!

The Permission 2 Play "Living Well with Cancer and Healing through Quilting" group meets once each month to create textile art. JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath Oregon donates their large classroom space for us to work in, the members of the Marys River Quilt Guild supply the fabrics, the Instructors donate their time and talents to lead the classes. Click on the "Comment" link below this post if you would like to know more about this FREE class offering.

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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