Tamara Leberer started her fiber arts exploration learning knitting, embroidery and sewing before settling on quilting. Her journey introduced her to other fibers, and though her early quilting was traditional, she was inspired by many other fabrics and wanted to work with them. Her quilting has transitioned into silk fusion, a process that binds silk fibers into a material that resembles felt, though it can be whisper-thin or as thick as leather. Tamara teaches you the process for making silk fusion (and the tools needed), and includes both Alex and Ricky in her demo. She shows how to work carefully with the wisps of silk roving (slightly twisted strands). She layers the fibers, then stabilizes them with a soapy wash. Once dried, she builds a free-form mosaic design with her newly created fabric. Tamara shows you how to fill in your design, and how to work with any negative spaces.
Learn how Tamara Leberer creates her beautiful silk fusion pieces and turns them into her art quilts.
Tamara shows you how to create your own silk fusion piece.
Click here to purchase a Tamara Leberer Silk Fusion Starter Kit.
Tamara walks you through the process of cutting up her silk fusions "fabric" and offers a great tip for using Quilters Select Appli-Stick while creating a silk fusion design.
Tamara takes you through the last steps of the design while working with the "negative space" created by the black background fabric.
Click here to purchase Tamara's book, Silk Fusion.