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Teabag Paper

October 6, 2017by Anita

Hear at Eau Brink Studio I am often asked what you can make with Teabag Paper. Therefore, I have decided to post a number of blogs with pictures and a few lines to show you what can be made. Starting with a Christmas Bauble.

The first part of the process is to print onto the teabag paper. You can print using any type of ink or paint. In this case I have used printers ink for fabric.

Once dry I then added a layer of sari silk by needle felting it, over a commercially produced  felt. This gave a lovely soft finish to the paper as well as added colour.

The next part of the process is to machine stitch all over it using a variegated thread to add more colour. this can be done using a pre programmed stitch from the machine or just set the machine to embroidery by lowering the feed dogs and putting on the embroidery foot.

Printed using a commercial roller
sari silk
Needle felted paper
Texture is changing
Layers are growing

I now have a lovely new fabric to use. In this case to make a Christmas bauble. The bauble is four shapes sewn together by machine. I added beads and hand stitched it using gold thread to a little extra sparkle.

Teabag paper bauble
Mixed Media

 

Anita