Call it what you will, Cotton Scrim (also known variously as Cotton Gauze or Muslin or Cheesecloth) is a lovely fibre with lots of uses. When I was working at the show, lots of people weren't sure how to use it, so I thought I'd share some ideas with you.Sometimes it's as simple as gluing it to a mixed media piece : this is Cecile's (Unique Stitching) sample from the show
People use it for both wet felting and needle felting.
This is a felted flower also by Cecile.
|Felted Flower Tutorial by Cecile Whatman HERE|
You can use it with your embellishing machine.
The above detail is from a beautiful piece by Judy Scott-Kinross : click here for information about the whole piece.
Karen Ruane does beautiful contemporary embroidery with cream cotton scrim.
Here's a Beryl Taylor article combining tea bags with scrim behind (detail below)
|By Beryl Taylor|
|Angie Hughes :: Dream Sampler|
|Take a look inside here via amazon|
I would like to try something similar, but I also just like it as a lovely textural/frayed fabric element to add into textile art.
Caroline Saxby does it so well :
|She'll be showing more of this piece soon on her blog.|
|A textile embellished collage using scrim, muslins and free machine embroidery. By Myfanwy Hart.|
|Journal quilt by Ineke Berlyn|
|Behind pieces as a frame|
|On the left glued as part of the background|
|Cone made by my friend Katherine|
And here's some lovely tag art with generous scrim detail to finish
Hope you are inspired to use scrim.