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Hand-Marbled Art Fabrics and Fiber/Textile Art

Essex Junction, Vermont · 126 Sales

marbledfabrics76

Hand-Marbled Art Fabrics and Fiber/Textile Art

Essex Junction, Vermont 126 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   An Ancient Art Made Modern!
Hand-marbled fabrics made the traditional way, updated for modern art quilts, wearable art, gifts, wall hangings, and even digital manipulation.

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

An Ancient Art Made Modern!
Hand-marbled fabrics made the traditional way, updated for modern art quilts, wearable art, gifts, wall hangings, and even digital manipulation.

Linda and Dean Moran

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Linda and Dean Moran

Hand-Marbled Grab Bag Goodies...Assorted Fabrics

Hand-Marbled Grab Bag Goodies...Assorted Fabrics

$9.00

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Hand-Marbled Grab Bag Goodies

Hand-Marbled Grab Bag Goodies

$12.00

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Marbled Cotton Grab Bag Goodies

Marbled Cotton Grab Bag Goodies

$11.00

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Pima Cotton Fat Quarters****Hand-Marbled

Pima Cotton Fat Quarters****Hand-Marbled

$8.50

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CharmPack****Hand-Marbled Pima Cotton

CharmPack****Hand-Marbled Pima Cotton

$15.00

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CharmPack 1*****Hand-Marbled Pima Cotton

CharmPack 1*****Hand-Marbled Pima Cotton

$15.00

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Pima Cotton Chevron

Pima Cotton Chevron

$8.00

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Pima Cotton Blue Swirl

Pima Cotton Blue Swirl

$8.50

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Silk Cascade  8mm Habotai Silk

Silk Cascade 8mm Habotai Silk

$30.00

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8mm Habbotai Silk Wing2018

8mm Habbotai Silk Wing2018

$25.00

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8mm Habotai Silk Hand-Marbled Pastel Colors

8mm Habotai Silk Hand-Marbled Pastel Colors

$35.00

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Hand-Marbled Silk Habotai.......    Chevron

Hand-Marbled Silk Habotai....... Chevron

$18.00

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Home Decor -Marbled Fabric-Table Topper

Home Decor -Marbled Fabric-Table Topper

$9.00

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MarbledFabrics-Marbled Soft Bamboo Artcloth

MarbledFabrics-Marbled Soft Bamboo Artcloth

$12.00

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Wall Hanging

Wall Hanging

$50.00

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An Ancient Art Made Modern!

Walking through the Ben Franklin in Burlington, Vermont (Linda was taking a Bob Ross class), she saw a book about fabric marbling and thought that would make some great fabric for a quilt. She set hubby to task to find what we would need. It took us a long time to get supplies and then how quickly we were hooked - on our first piece of fabric. We still have our Bob Ross-inspired piece, but that was the end of Linda's painting. The easel hubby built now works as a stand for all the photography of fabric that he does.

Marbling and quilting were a match for Linda. Initially she spent her creative juices trying to figure out what to do with the marbling - she just kept putting pieces with black fabric - no clue about color! Now she is finding all kinds of new ways to work with marbled fabric in quilted art pieces. She is looking forward to more and more creations of unique nature-inspired pieces - loving new commissions!

Most marblers are self-taught, we think. A few lucky people are able to work with the ebru masters in Turkey. Marblers nowadays are much freer with their help and suggestions, so newbies in the field have an easier time learning. We've been marbling now 20+ years, and we're still learning. In fact, we tend to put a new video up on our Facebook fan page each week after we have really studied it. Then in the next marbling session we try out a new technique or two. There is so much to learn - but it's so much fun! If you are interested, check out Galen Berry, another marbler who offers beginner classes - he is excellent. We also are now offering classes for beginners - in our home studio or on the road in Vermont and New England!

Check out our YouTube channel for videos about marbling and traditional marbling patterns - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDzE_VEC8TJyed1bBtaHDoQ

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  • Dean and Linda Moran

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I saw a book about fabric marbling and thought that would make some great fabric for a quilt. I set hubby to task to find what we would need. Three months later we were hooked!

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We CAN fill orders within the following sizes: 20 x 20 inches, 17 x 22 inches, 60 x 27 inches, 18 by 22 inches, 18 x 36 inches.

We CANNOT do yardage beyond 3/4 yard (45 x 27 inches); it requires a much larger tray and can be cost-prohibitive. We have found over the years (especially in our own experimentation) that a 3/4 yard piece, with careful attention to laying out a pattern, can work - we can create pieces in one marbling session that can be very close to duplicates - we need to know that before we start the marbling session.

Care instructions

Pre-treating and heat-setting: when you receive your fabric, it has gone through several states - a pretreating to remove fixative and chemicals, especially from overseas processing, and this pretreating takes care of any shrinkage.

Heat-setting sets the paint through ironing and laundry dryer. You should not need to pretreat for bleeding fabrics. If you are doing heirloom work, be sure to always wash gently, with blue Dawn - no Woolite - and air-dry. Use sizing (not starch) for pressing when complete.

Are our products and process environmentally safe?

Yes - the process tries to duplicate within reason the traditional techniques used by centuries-old practitioners of marbling. We do not grind our own paints, and we do not use horse-hair for our brushes. We use distilled water, carrageenan (which is a common food additive) and alum (also used in the pickling process). Paints are water-based from Utrecht. We use Synthrapol and Soda Ash - also common with dyers. All material is disposed of in a proper manner so there is no contamination of the water supply.

Wholesale availability

It is rare that we do wholesale - marbled fabric is extremely labor-intensive, so consequently it is not "cheap" in price. For businesses that keystone at 50%, the fabric almost becomes prohibitive in cost.

However, if you know you have a customer base that will pay the cost for hand-marbled fabrics, email us an d we can discuss it.

What do you create for finished items?

In a word, not too much. We don't want to be an assembly line of products, like pillows, for example. We do carry finished items, and we are creating patterns from our fabrics for the DIY-er. Our focus is on providing you the fabric and leaving us time for new marbling and the creation of textile art from these fabrics.

What is turn-around time for a custom order?

It can be anywhere from a week to six weeks, depending on availability of materials, pretreating, ordering from suppliers, or creation of new marbling patterns. We keep you posted on all the steps, and where possible we send you pictures in progress.

Can I order a custom fabric/s?

Absolutely. We require 50% up front, of which 25% of that is non-refundable. The rest is due upon completion of the order and prior to mailing. We set up special orders in our Etsy shop that you can then order in the two parts. This has worked well for us in the past.

What are shipping and handling costs?

No handling costs. We try as close as possible to estimate shipping, depending on the location of the buyer. What we have done in the past is refund through Paypal any shipping costs beyond what it actually costs us. We can do insurance, tracking - we have had very good luck with USPS.