Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fun With Scraps! Part II: Mosaics

This is Part II of a series of posts providing ideas for projects you or your child can make with a scrap sampler. Mosaics are a good way to use up the smallest of scraps. I gave one to my parents for Christmas, and they framed it.

  • Thick paper, any color. I usually use 9" X 12" watercolor paper sold in pads of 10 sheets.
  • Scraps of huipil fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Ruler
This project is very simple. The most time-consuming part is cutting the squares.
  • Cut out squares from your huipil fabric. Mine are usually about 1 1/2 cm in length, but they can be any size you want. You can also vary the size; for example, include a few larger squares that are the size of four smaller ones.
  • Use a ruler to outline the shape of the rectangle you want to fill in with squares.
  • Line up the squares, one column and one row first so you can be sure to line up your next columns and rows to your first ones.
  • Attach with fabric glue.

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