Discover how to make an exceptional mixed-media art dress that is pure poetry in this video download. Author and artist Ruth Rae transforms plain muslin into a work of art using a plethora of must-have techniques. Learn to stain fabric for a vintage flair and how to put your fabric scraps to use to make ruffles. Incorporate easy free-motion stitching to create words on your dress, and explore how heat treating fabric can create a textured focal point. Finish your art dress with a few embellishments and the art dress is ready to be displayed and admired.
Unbleached muslin, 1 yard
Decorative paper, like book text
Ink pad, black (I use StazOn® brand.)
Cotton thread or embroidery floss
Embroidery needle (I use doll maker needles.)
Sewing machine with free-motion capabilities
Machine quilting thread, cotton
Free-motion sewing foot
Free-motion quilting gloves
Craft wire, 16- or 18-gauge
About Ruth Rae
Ruth Rae is a classically trained jeweler. During Ruth's tenure as a metalsmith she began to experiment with other forms of media and techniques. As time has progressed Ruth's true passion has become "mixed media fiber art." Ruth's pieces are recognized for their unexpected yet elegant combinations of altered fabrics combined with found objects and words that are bound together by hand and machine stitching. Ruth's work has been featured in galleries across the country, countless art publications as well as Quilting Arts TV and she has two workshop DVDs and travels around the county teaching jewelry and fabric workshops.
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