Silk Fusion Mosaics

The work of Tamara Leberer inspired me to use silk fusion to make a mosaic.  It has been a real treat to play with this idea; I love the way the silk shimmers and the one-inch squares – each different than the next – blend and merge together to produce these beautiful pieces.  I make the silk fusion using silk roving and  my-hand dyed silk “hankies.”  After the fusion is dry I iron on Misty Fuse, a sheer fusible web.  Then I cut the silk into 1-inch squares and began to place them.  I then layer the backing, batting and top and stitch around each square twice using a wiggly stitch line that gives it a natural tile look.

Fantasy 6
Fantasy 7Flamingo 1

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