Fabric Elements, a pre-cut line of fabrics designed by Rebekah Meier for mixed media collages will be set in Joann Fabric and Craft stores on September 1, 2015. This product line won the “Hot New Product” award at this year’s Craft and Hobby Mega (CHA) Show in the fabric & needlecraft category. Fabric Elements is made up of 32 products, and includes 9 fabric substrates, 4 banners, flags and tags, 12 cotton fabric squares (known as fat quarters, as they are a quarter yard of fabric), 6 embellishments including three stencils, tissue paper, and lace trims, and 3 kits. Additionally, the product line will launch with an exclusive step-by-step instruction book “Techniques in Mixed Media” which showcases 12 collage techniques developed by artist, Rebekah Meier.
“Fabric Elements™ is a culmination of my experiments, favorite materials, and techniques. Fabric Elements™ is a collection of my stencil and fabric designs with pre-packaged fiber goods — such as batting, felt, gauze, Lutradur®, and many others. The collection is designed to work together with my techniques and instructions, creating endless mixed media and fiber art and projects. I love to take the ordinary — like quilt batting and interfacing — and combine them with paint and inks to elevate them into something extraordinary,” says the designer.
A Creative Challenge has been issued to members of the mixed media community through several well-known bloggers to take elements from the program and create their own collage works and submit via social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) using the hashtag #FabricElements, with a grand prize of 1 each of all the Fabric Elements products, and a Sizzix “fabi” cutter with three die-cuts. A grand prize is valued at $379.00. The #FabricElements Creative Challenge will run from September 1 to September 24, 2015.
Fabric Elements products can be found in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores beginning September 1, 2015 in the quilt shop section. Keep scrolling to see some of the beautiful projects you make make with Fabric Elements!