Fabric Faces

I have been searching online and in libraries for tutorials on making fabric collages. There are quite a few out there for making landscape fabric collages, but I am having difficulty finding any tutorials on creating fabric face collages. I found one that covers cardboard in fabric to make a face collage, but I like the idea of making a quilt block instead of a card stock and multi-media product. Any suggestions of books or tutorials on fabric face collages would be appreciated.
In the meantime, I am sketching faces in an art sketch book, and trying to transfer the concept to fabric. This morning, I visualized and sketched one person. Then, I ended up making a collage of an entirely different person. I am having difficulty making the eyes and noses. I tried highlighting with fabric pencil, but that did not work out too well. Maybe tomorrow, I will try fabric paint.

This is the original sketch of what I was trying to do:

I ended up with an entirely different “person”.

Julietta
President of the Quilting Guild

6 thoughts on “Fabric Faces

  1. However you are doing it, keep going! That is so cute! I just happen to be doing faces too — I never thought I would, but some old photos spoke to me and now that is what I am trying to learn to do too.

  2. The likeness is close enough. There was this one blog that I would read where the lady did quilt faces that were so well done. Unfortunately the talented lady has passed but I will try to go back and see if the site is still available. You’re doing a great job. I’m reading your blogs in backward order.

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