Welcome to my colorful world of  Fabric Decollage!

I'm Debbie Jones, from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fabric Decollage is an original technique that's a cross between collage and decoupage, created by bonding many fabrics together in layers. Almost every kind of fabric can be found in these decollages, including commercially available and hand-painted pieces, ranging from cottons and silks to ultrasuede and metallics.   Sometimes I start with a single piece of fabric that inspires me and then build a collage around it. More often, I start with a color scheme in mind and then choose various fabrics, cutting them in a free-form manner and building the layers as I go, envisioning landscapes or underwater seascapes or even perhaps a "dreamscape".  

Each decollage is one-of-a-kind. Once the fabrics are glued in layers, the finished artwork is then placed in a large press that applies high pressure and heat to flatten and bond it to a sturdy, acid-free surface. The result is two-dimensional artwork that resembles a painting -- a "fabric painting"!  Most of them are matted and framed, although they can be quilted rather than being mounted and framed. This is a unique way of working with fabric that I've developed over the past twenty years, after injuries from an auto accident left me unable to machine quilt for a long time.

Please take a look around to see examples of this distinctive art form and let me know if you're interested in purchasing my work or commissioning me for a custom design. Your comments would be most welcome.

Thanks for stopping by my website -- I hope you enjoy your visit!


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"Consider the Lilies"              Fabric Landscape               25"x31" 
"Enchanted Ocean"               Fabric Seascape                19"x30" 
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Debbie Jones
PO Box 16681
Albuquerque, NM 87191
phone: 505-362-2675
email: debbie@debbiejones.com

News:

During this strange time wherein most everyone's plans have been curtailed, I'm sad to report that all my teaching engagements, quilt shows and art shows have been canceled or rescheduled for 2021. Also, I made the difficult decision to leave the Yucca Gallery.

Much of my time since March has been spent making masks for donation, but I'm now slowly getting back to work (at home of course). It will take awhile to get back on track. 

In time, I'll figure out exactly how to share my fiber art and techniques with you all, maybe with online classes, maybe not. I'm trying to find new treatments for my tremors, so that my hands and voice will be more steady during video presentations. I am determined to move forward into new territory, as I'm sure you're all doing too. 

Keeping my fingers crossed that things will start to return to some semblance of normal by around next summer, and that we can gather once again surrounding our mutual love for fiber, fabric and art! 

Meanwhile, I'll be working on some new things to share and new ways to share them, and I'll keep you posted. Thank you so much for your patience and your interest my my art and techniques! I hope that you and yours stay safe and healthy, as we dream of better days to come.



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Fiber Fusion Landscape
Fiber Fusion Landscape, made with silk and bamboo fibers on glass.
Close-up.
Technique: The 5"x7" glass was removed from the frame and cleaned. Then I painted loose fibers (silk and bamboo) directly to the glass in very thin layers using a fine art varnish, allowing time to dry between layers. Up close, you can see the individual fibers which remain soft and textured but firmly attached. Love the rich colors! I'm experimenting further with this idea and made one of these with fibers on both sides of the glass, a reversible landscape that can easily be turned around in the frame. It's like two landscapes in one! More photos coming soon.