This is my effort for folded star hot pads!
always make a lovely present.
Mummies like to look nice once in a while, and this one reminds me of whirling dervishes.
I’ve been having fun making a little circle embroidery. It’s five and three quarter inches round, which, oddly enough, fits just inside the hoop I used.
I’ve been playing around with embroidery, trying to teach myself a few new stitches, or at least different versions of stitches I already know. The result is maybe a little too sweet for me, that’s why I quit working on this one and started another.
I forget to post these little guys. I did them a while ago for a challenge. We had glued down torn paper, then colored on the paper, and rearranged, not giving thought to composition. Then we were to interpret the collage in fabric. Mine came out pretty ugly, so I did the logical thing and added prairie dogs.
Last night at our art group Running With Scissors, Jan took us on a felt journey! Jan is a wonderful, enthusiastic teacher, and I am delighted to learn anything from her.First we laid out fluffy fleece in a cross pattern, then we added wonderful bits of yarn and fabric and things. This is Anne’s beautiful landscapy design, laid out on bubble wrap. Another great use for bubble wrap, making felt.
Anne added hot soapy water and worked the fleece until it shrunk and bonded.
As the felt starts to bond, you can get rougher with it, here Julie starts rolling it back and forth between two sheets of bubble wrap.
This is partway through the process, becoming a beautiful Kandinsky-esque abstract felt.
This is the master (mistress? I guess not.) of felt, Jan, expounding on the wonders of making your own.
Joan had added marbles to her felt to add some texture, here Jan demonstrates how to birth the marbles (pop them out) so you are left with small, interesting caverns in your felt.
This finished piece has lovely bits of velvet trapped in the felt. Everyone was making such beautiful things! Thank you, Jan, for taking us on the felt journey!