Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Embellisher

After watching the DVD on Feltmaking by Pokey Bolton, I decided to try to make one example from it. On a base of felt, I put strips of cotton fabrics from my scrap pile. First that is felted down, then strips of dyed cheesecloth were added to the surface. The embellisher really likes cheesecloth and eats it up creating weird shapes. The lace motifs were painted with Dynaflow and heat set when dry. They too were embellished down. I was surprised that it worked but was very careful, as some of the spots were thick.

Next I machine embroidered the piece with metallic thread in the circles that I always seem to do. I was going to fold it in half for a book cover but need to use the whole thing as is and just make another for the back.



Here is the reverse side with the unbalanced tension I was using to machine embroider. I like this side better! Now I won't be lining it but letting it show.

5 comments:

Sue B said...

very cool!

pam T said...

Sandy, I don't know how many more adjectives I can come up with to describe the delights I see you create. This feltmaking project is awesome. I like the reverse side better too!

MargaretR said...

It's beautiful and so is the book you made for SueB's testing.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

its VERY pretty and interesting, and the back is so strange looking for some reason, but in a kind of interesting kind of way. i think because its so dark. but i love the little design and i love the colors on the front. nice!

Judy said...

Sandy, I don't know what an embellisher is. I like your new stuff. Good seeing you on Wednesday. Judy