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 fifteen 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!
"Consider the Lilies" Fabric Landscape 25"x31"
"Enchanted Ocean" Fabric Seascape 19"x30"
Classes in Albuquerque
Class dates are set at Southwest Decoratives in Albuquerque for Ice Dyeing, Jewelry and Fabric Landscapes. Click here for all the details about these fun classes where you can make one-of-a-kind projects in just one day! (This is the last time the Ice Dyeing Class will be offered here until fall.)
Vending & Teaching
at NM Fiber Arts Show
I'll be in vendor booth #12 at the fabulous Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta (and I'm teaching also!) from May 21-23, with hand-painted and ice-dyed fabrics, scarves & t-shirts, along with precision scissors, books, patterns, class samples and lots more. The class I'll be teaching is the fun Butterfly Garden Wallhanging -- easy, with no sewing! Click here and scroll down for all the information and how to register for the class if you're interested.
Class in El Paso, TX
On May 9, I'll teach the Butterfly Bouquet Wallhanging Class for the Paso del Norte Quilt Guild in El Paso. This class is open to non-guild members! Click here and scroll down for information and how to register. I'm excited to get to return to this guild, last time was in 2004!
Class in Grants, NM
On June 6, I'll teach the Fabric Decollage Landscape Class for the Mt. Taylor Quilt Guild in Grants. Click here for more information. We're going to have fun while each person makes a unique fabric landscape in her choice of styles and colors, finishing it in just one day.
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Lots more fun things are in the planning stages! Please check back soon for the latest updates.
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PO Box 16681
Albuquerque, NM 87191
Here are a few recent projects,
Fabric Decollage Cards, Jewelry & Suedes.
Fabric Decollage Jewelry;
pin can also be worn as a pendant or displayed as an art piece
This is my most recent
fabric decollage jewelry ...
The earrings and pendant have domed glass
over the top of the fabric,
which is encased in a silver base.
The earrings may look like the yin-yang symbol,
but they're actually the dog's eye and nose.