Saturday, July 12, 2008

Olympic Plus Size Inchies

A swap was recently posted on Fiber Art Traders (F.A.T.) for Olympic Plus Size Inchies. Plus size inchies measure 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". We were to make 4 sets of 5. One we keep and four we trade. I decided to use the theme OLYMPIC ART. I found these lovely painted vases dating from 300-500 B.C. on one of the Olympic websites. Vases show events still in the Olympics today (Boxing, foot race, distance race, and two wrestling) I have identified the event on the back of the inchie.

Photos were sized and printed on fabric sheets. I used Peltex as a base. The background is brown cotton fabric. Photos were fused onto background fabric. The edges are satin stitched in black thread.

This is my second swap on F.A.T.