Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fiber art in small scale

*Fabric and Fiber Postcards (Fiber PC's)

More examples of fabric postcards

*Artist Trading Dolls (ATD)

*Fiber Art Trading Card (ATC)

*Artist Trading Pins (ATP)

Here's some nice buttons
and here Bunch of Brooches

*Fiber Inchies

*Fiber Trading Books

* Mini Doll Quilts

All these art forms are related to each other. This is miniature fabric art.
A fabric postcard is a 3-1/2" x 5" fabric block
A fiber art trading card is a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" fabric block
An artist trading doll is a "hybrid" of an ATC and a paperdoll. I have noticed that they are often made in "jumping jack" form, with movable limbs.
A fabric inchie
is - naturally - a 1" x 1" fabric block
A fiber art trading pin is a pin, a brooch, made of fabric - no limits in size, techniques or form

A fiber art trading book
is a fabric book - a book made of fabric. Here too there are no limits. Some make the whole book of fabric, like children's picture books, some make an altered book, covering an existing book with fabric art blocks.
(You can make it a "Decorative friendship book")

A doll quilt is exactly what it says - a miniature quilt, doll size. So - it too can alter in size from ATC size to baby quilt size. The doll quilts are usually very traditional pieced quilts, but the fabric artists are getting into this area of fiber crafts as well.

I think this is very exciting and inspiring... Now if I only could stop procrastinating and get some done :-D


ladyjulianne said...

Wow, they all look so pretty and interesting. I wish I was more skilled with fabric, I have to stick to the paper ATCs myself!

Melinda said...


How do you attach pins to your ATPs? I am making some inchies and using vilene as the base and not sure if I should glue or stitch the pin onto the back.