Posted by: maureenc | May 7, 2015

Tags featuring woven fabric

Take some 1/4 inch strips of fabric….leftovers from previous projects.

Add some fibres: salvaged, and spun  silk sari fibres,

some lemon paper ribbon

blue  metallic ribbon floss

pink ribbon floss

some pink crochet thread…………..

Cut a rectangle measuring eight inches by five, of ultra firm double sided heat fusible stabiliser.

Gather together your strips of fabric and fibre and lay in an acceptable colour way.

Stitch the upper edge to anchor the strips before you start weaving the remainder of the strips to form a fabric.

Woven block Having completed the woven block, use a bobbin filled with a blue metallic ribbon floss and from the REVERSE side of the block  stitch randomly across the weave to anchor all strips

into position. Switch from the metallic ribbon floss to a pink cotton ribbon floss

and stitch across the blue seams in a random pattern to anchor the weave totally (again from the reverse side)

Cut the block into three rectangles approximately 2.5 inches by four.

3 Tags to travelThe first tag had a pink mini ric- rac braid stitched around its borders.

The second tag had a white cotton lace stitched  as a frame;

and the final Tag was completed with a white mini ric- rac braid.

Finally, each tag had a hole punched in one end and a brass eyelet inserted. Through each punch hole I inserted looped fibres to act as a swing tag for the recipient.

The tags are now ready for a pocket to be applied to the reverse side to hold a business card.


  1. These are really beautiful craft and creations, Maureen. I really didn’t think they could be business card holders (though they do look it when you mention it!). I thought they were very lovely bookmarks, but I suppose that’s what they can double up as well. One of a kind, so different from the over-priced paper ones you find in bookstores these days. Great work, and I hope you are well 🙂

  2. Very pretty, you’re so clever Maureen 🙂

  3. Thank you for your kind words Mabel! Yes I am finally recovered from bronchitis which slowed me down for a while 🙂

  4. But Gilly, you are the one who produces those wonderful haikus!

  5. These are beautiful, Maureen!


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