Thursday, August 9, 2012

Silhouettes and Hunting for Novelty Fabrics

Artist Nikki Rosato makes the most incredible silhouettes out of maps.
http://www.designaside.com/10518/arte/nikki-rosato (Thanks to the Craft newsletter, where I found this.)

I'm thinking that Rosato's idea would be interesting to try with my New York City subway map fabric, (no financial affiliation)....

What a great gift for New York friends, if their silhouette could be cut from NYC map fabric!

It's also interesting to think about using other dense novelty fabrics to cut silhouettes....like maybe my paper clip fabric...


Or pretzel fabric: 



There's so much wonderful novelty fabrics out there, including maps, office supplies, food, and almost anything else you might imagine.  Would you like to find a specific novelty fabric? The two fabric search engines I use are:

  • Quiltshops.com. Their search page is at  http://quiltshops.com/search.htm. Enter your search terms in the box (like "map"), and click "thumbnails."  
  • The Fabric Shop Hop's search page: http://www.fabshophop.com/fabsearch.asp. 
You'll be amazed by what you find! Enjoy the hunt!



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