Día De Los Muertos: Fabric For Heirloom Projects

Día De Los Muertos: Fabric For Heirloom Projects

Tess Wilson
Sep 27, 2011

Though my family didn't celebrate Día De Los Muertos, each year my beloved Spanish teacher would spend a month sharing documentaries, crafts, pan de muerto, and stories with our class, culminating in a visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art to see the awe-inspiring altars. There is so much that could be written about this holiday, but today I'll just share some gorgeous fabrics that would be perfect for crafts to keep forever...

  1. This absolutely sensational fabric was designed by Whimzwhirled, and is available through Spoonflower. There are tons of excellent Día De Los Muertos fabrics on Spoonflower, but this was my favorite.
  2. Jardín De Los Muertos fabric is part of the Alexander Henry Folklorico collection, and through Pink Chalk Fabrics.
  3. Sugar skulls with glittery gold accents! Sugar Skull fabric from Vista Latina has a pink or black background, and glitter!
  4. I really love the Puebla fabric (in black or white), also from Vista Latina. The style and colors are excellent.
  5. Oilcloth is always appealing, and these options are particularly festive. Mexican Sugar Skull sells Day Of The Dead tablecloths, or colorful oilcloth to make your own.
  6. Finally, we have Día De Los Muertos by way of Japan. Superbuzzy sells this cotton version of papel picado (cut paper, a traditional Día De Los Muertos craft), made in Japan, available in pink or turquoise. I couldn't pick my favorite!

Please share your favorite Día De Los Muertos crafts, materials, sources, events, and stories with the class! (The National Museum of Mexican Art is in Chicago, and San Francisco has amazing Día De Los Muertos programs, including processions, workshops, and the Festival of Altars.)

Images: 1. Whimzwhirled on Spoonflower 2. Pink Chalk Fabrics 3. Vista Latina 4. Vista Latina 5. Mexican Sugar Skull 6.&7. Superbuzzy

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