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Trash to Treasure . . .

May 17, 2009
17" x 10"

"Untitled" is 17" x 10"

Here’s a couple of pieces that use recycled wrappers. I’ve read quite a bit about using ©Tyvek in fiber art. I’ve been experimenting for some time with it. I love the results of this light weight version that are thrown away every day as wrappers.

Flaherty Ann Untitled DETAIL

Untitled is painted wrappers, that are layered. I then printed directly on the sheet with my ink jet printed. After stitching over the printed lines, I got out my trusty heat gun and had at it. I like how layers of color interm

ix. The feel of the finished piece is almost like a leather.
What do you think?

'Overseas" is 8 1/2" x 11"

The second piece using wrappers, Overseas, was sold through the Fiber Art for a Cause. In fact, all three of the little quilts I donated were sold! Virginia Speigel and her gang raised a total of $190,000 over seven years with this project. What an impact they have made!

The painted, fused, stitched and distressed wrappers make up the fabric’ of the sea. Don’t be shy about leaving your comments. I’d love to hear from you. Can you guess where the wrappers came from?

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4 comments

  1. They both look very interesting. I sure would like to see a bigger view to see the details.


    • Thanks Norma…the old WordPress would link the image to another window with a detailed view. I’ll have to figure out why that is not happening with these or post some detail shots.
      Thanks for visiting.


  2. I like them both. The one time I worked with tyvek, I was unsatisfied with the results. Your work makes me think I should give it another go. I don’t know what wrappers you used where…would be interested. Thanks for sharing.

    ps. You will alert me as to when and where my PAQA piece is required? Right?


  3. These are beautiful and so amazing!!!



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