Flashback: Crafty Fabric Masterpiece

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CRAFT Volume 02 hit newsstands back in January of 2007, and one of the featured major projects was the above-pictured lovely “Crafty Masterpiece” by Tricia Mills Gray. And oh-so-crafty it is! Ironically, Trish never fancied herself a “crafter,” per se, but rather was just coming up with a solution to a problem. You see, Trish has been the senior development manager for the O’Reilly School of Technology for over a decade, helping folks reach their I.T. career goals. This programming goddess was merely trying to come up with the perfect wall hanging to match her living room furniture. She saw a painting by Emanuel Vardi she fell in love with and decided to pay homage to this fine artist by creating a fabric version (which quite perfectly fit the theme of Volume 02: Creative Clones).
Using her trusty laptop and a projector, she cast a downloaded image of the painting onto a wall and traced it onto posterboard. Essentially, she then cut out the shapes, covered each in a different fabric, put it all together, and added finishing touches, proving that necessity truly is the mother of invention. Pretty craft, Trish!
Here’s a look at the project in our Digital Edition.
Learn how to make this fabric masterpiece, along with a crocheted retro purse, Hawaiian quilt, circuit board cabinet, needlepoint sandals, kombucha tea, freezer paper stencils, felted fruit, blue jean slippers, and more in CRAFT Volume 02.
Pick up this back issue in the Maker Shed:
Cover of Volume 02.

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