While most of us use fabric for curtains, cushions, upholstery, and
other home decor items,
some people like to use for wall art.
Back in the ’60’s it was fairly common to take fabric,
and stretch it on art stretchers,
creating instant art for hanging.
The Venice Painting fabrics work well for this,
as the pattern set up makes it easy for the design
to be used.
If you look at the fabric,
it is easy to see how it can be divided horizontally for each scene,
or to cut to focus on specific elements.
This is also available in an all blue colorway.
The pink Venice is also an easy one to use.
As the design elements are smaller,
it could easily be used for a series of small framed pictures,
each highlighting a specific design element.
The horse racing fabric is another good one
for small framed pictures.
The large horses and jockeys can easily
be sectioned out for stretching or framing.
The Opt Art fabric can be used in many ways,
as the pattern can be used in more than one direction.
The fabric can be cut for small stretched items,
vertically or horizontally.
A group of these on a wall,
using the design both as vertical and horizontal componants,
as well as square stretched pieces would be pretty interesting.
I love this pattern for this ability to keep the eye moving!
One lady used the large shell fabric to
create a three piece triptych wall series.
She divided it into three sections,
and mounted them on stretchers to hang.
I think having a large center piece,
with smaller pieces on each side,
would be interesting.
Other people have used fabric to cover their walls.
Some have glued it to the walls,
some have had battens installed,
and then put batting on them,
prior to hanging the fabric.
Either of these should be done by a professional.
Handling a full width roll of fabric,
and getting it square to ceiling and wall edges,
and unrolling it down,
is not easy!
Plus, there is pattern matching.
Again, not easily done!
The Angel Toile Fabric
is a good one for this,
as the pattern placement is an effective one for a room.
Going in a different direction,
is using something as a border at the top of a wall.
The Coral Tree pattern could easily be used for this.
This is also available in aqua.
While we all think of fabric use
for curtains, upholstery, and pillows,
I think it is good to step back and think of other uses.
So, take some time-
You may be inspired to use it in different ways!