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The FAR Fabric Challenge:  One Fabric - So Much Inspiration
Fabric:  large Crewel style floral aqua print, 1/2 yard; optional aqua denim, 1 yard

Fabric Arts of Riverside (FAR) Neighborhood Group

Sewists Sharing a Wide Variety of Embellishment Techniques

Sashiko, weaving, stamping, raw edge applique, fabric manipulation, zipper embellishments......

Leader Pats models her vest with

several types of applique.

Patty's tote bag with embroidery, 

painting, and beaded trapunto.

FAR Cheryl's tote (1).jpg

Cheryl's handbag with asymmetrical piecing

Delaney wears her dress with the front facing and cuffs featuring the fabric

Margaret is ready to use her quilt carrier with outline quilting

Eleanor's patchwork purse

More about the challenge from Leader Pats

  “ THE  FABRIC CHALLENGE   was inspired by a cover of  THREADS magazine which featured a large floral print embellishing a  calf length coat. When I was President (the 3rd) the old Pink House gave us many bolts of decorator fabrics that each N.G. [Neighborhood Group] could use as they wished. I still had 2 bolts in my garage that no one wanted, and I decided to use them for a challenge.


A large Crewel style floral aqua print was cut into a scant 1/2 yard and the aqua denim was cut into 1-yard pieces. ALL-washed, just to make sure the fabric was usable. The members could make anything with the fabrics-the denim was an option to use if they wanted. The fabrics were given early in the year and our "Great Reveal" would be December. All pieces were spectacular!! Hard to choose a favorite.

            In the past we have had other challenges-a pattern, feathers amongst a few. From experience I know a pattern challenge is very hard =figure problems, so we did that only 1 time. Color is another difficult choice-but Aqua looks good on everyone and combines with other colors well.”

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