Hannah Overman Koch

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fabric Swatches

     This is always the fun part of being involved in a magazine challenge swap - getting to see who's work you received and who received your work!  In this case, we are swapping fabric swatches!  I sent off 8 9x9 fabric swatches of my doughnut fabric and just received 6 other fabric swatches in return!  (Cloth Paper Scissors keeps 2 swatches)

Without further ado, here are the fabric swatches I received;

This swatch was created by Margaret Sheppard McNaron using paint pens, stamping and sharpies!

I am guessing the background is a type of canvas material.  It's the softest yellow!  Nice colors and shapes!!  Love the teal lines with the soft yellow!

This swatch was created by Katheryn Brown using muslin, jacquard textile paints, jacquard neopaque paints and jacquard lumiere sunset gold matallic paint!

This swatch has lots of depth and the metallic paint is such a nice touch!  Love how the prints flow in and out through the fabric with soft edges!

This swatch was created by Bethanne, aka puppy4christmas at clothpaperscissors.com!

When uploading her fabric at clothpaperscissors.com she stated;   "I created drawings of two little girls with a whimsical flair, playing in the Apple Orchard just before fall turns to winter." 

She used yarn, fabric and puffy paint to create her scene!  Quite a unique 3-D fabric swatch!  I like how you used commercial fabric and made it your own!!

This swatch was created by Faye Dodd of Australia!  She used coffee dyed homespun fabric, paint crayons, lumiere paint, rubbing plates and stamps!

What fun to get a swatch all the way from Australia!  Love your color combination and the dancing fairies are quite cute!!  The shimmer of the green fans is nice as well!!

This swatch was created by Jill Booker using muslin, fabric and acrylic paints, along with commercial and handmade stamps!

This swatch is so dynamic with several stampings and a multitude of colors.  It seems each time I look at the swatch I find something new I didn't see before!  Nice use of colors!  Quite an interesting swatch!

This swatch was created by Audrey Karman using cotton muslin, lotus gel stamp, ink, water color and a water-filled spray bottle!

I just love the blues in this swatch!  It feels like a lotus sitting in a pond, yet it also feels a bit abstract with these beautifully blue ink blobs and traces of the fainted pink!  Very nice swatch!

Thanks Cloth Paper Scissors for hosting this fun fabric swatch.  I always seem to learn something new each time I enter a challenge.  And the bonus is meeting new friends to join us on this artistic journey!

saying hello to all my friends on this artist holiday,



  1. Hi Hannah,
    Thanks for posting the pictures! I'm so glad you liked my swatch. I just received my six swatches yesterday and they're all so different - and so wonderful. Hope CPS does another exchange like this!
    I'm enjoying browsing through your blog, too.
    PS Love your doughnut fabric!

  2. hi, I didn't get any of these. this was a fun challenge.