I learned about inchies in Denver when I was visiting Annie Fisher. Just one session of making them and I was hooked. Never heard of the things you might say. Well where have you been? They are bits of art that encourage improvisation and spontaneity. I mean it is hard to get yourself worked up over twenty minutes, scraps and an inch or two of real estate. Like ACTs and postcards ,they are easier to let go in an exchange although I am already having issues. I managed to get my The Art Quilt Group to take them on as a challenge. Rules are 20 must go into the trade so I've made fourty and plan to do some others so I won't feel the loss.
They can be used as embellishments, or eliments in jewelry. I just went out in the rain with Muff and picked up three 6' cardboard carpet rolls to display the challenge on. I plan on spray painting some branches red and inserting them into the three rolls like trees in a Johnny Depp forest. The question the kids have to ask is can I give up the trees or is that yet one more installation to sort through when I am gone. I have no mercy. What's in your garage?
Here are some details. Each small piece must have five elements in it like a bead, thread work, fabric, a button, fiber and cheese cloth, and I am identifying mine with a green bead in the lower right coner. I haven't finished that part quite. Do you like my red chicken?