Turning textiles into mosaic backers opens up a whole new realm. The textiles may already have form (like the hat) or just a shape (like a towel), but you give them the character you like. This technique can be used with just about any textile to make just about any shape. (10 min. 24 sec.)
This technique was born in the depression era when budgets made it impractial to cover all of a mural with tile. But, it yielded new ways to expand creativity for both large and small mosaics even when the budget is not constrained. (6 min. 58 sec.)
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