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Show 1901 - Silk Fusion

Featuring: Tamara Leberer

Posts On: July 3, 2016


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.

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Tamara Leberer

From Chapter One:

Learn how Tamara Leberer creates her beautiful silk fusion pieces and turns them into her art quilts.

From Chapter Two:

Tamara shows you how to create your own silk fusion piece.

Click here to purchase a Tamara Leberer Silk Fusion Starter Kit.

From Chapter Three:

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.

From Chapter Four:

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



#20 conniescolors1591 2017-08-03 11:00
Cant get this one to play!
#19 BarbaraHolck 2016-10-10 21:43
where can i buy the silk roving?
#18 kfleming55 2016-09-22 11:48
Great point Ricky...Alex should have just watched and returned the demonstration
#17 lulumoon 2016-09-12 20:03
to Janeo51 - you can see in the photo they have linked from Chapter 2 - she gets her silks from treenwaysilks.c om
#16 Kidwell 2016-08-11 10:35
What a great show!!! Silk, who would have known. Im definitely going to give this a go. Tammera is awesome, her passion is contagious

Thank you for another great show.

Nevada City, California
#15 sarah21 2016-07-31 13:01
Wow, Amazing and I most definately want more of Tamara! I am truly Inspired and want to thank TQS for having her on the show. More Please!

Now I've had my jolt of energy,insprati on and motivation all at the same time and want to throw myself forward and start working again. .I've had a desire to work with silk for a long time but trying to get items and fabric has been very hard to find in my home town so I gave up and put it in the too hard basket. Well I will be buying Tamara's book and her start up kit very soon. Unfortunate things is I will have to wait weeks till it gets to me at land downunder. Already excited and can see my project happening very soon. Perhaps it will get me quilting again too. Yeah team thank you Sarah21 Truly a great show!
#14 Pam20 2016-07-16 15:26
Wonderful show!
#13 CaroleElaine 2016-07-10 18:25
I really enjoyed the show, and think I have to try this!!
#12 AlohaJo 2016-07-09 14:14
Great Show can't wait to try this!
#11 Madamadam 2016-07-08 03:29
Wonderful! Do you mashine quilt it, or do you zigzag the pieces?
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