Sunday, June 24, 2007
This is my garden inspired challenge. Needle felted on a commercial fabric backing, wool locks, silk hankies and specialty yarns. I am making it into a small quilted wall hanging. The flowers are made from silk hankies that were sprayed with spray starch and then shaped into flowers and ironed.
This piece was done on the needle felting machine. I started with black wool roving and made two doll shapes (front and back), I then added the embellishments and needled both doll shapes hard. I then put the finished outsides facing together and needled around the shapes edge to "sew" the doll together. I turned the piece right sides out, stuffed her with wool and needled the end. I did have to do some patching by needling by hand because I hadn't gotten the black edges thick enough originally. So my first 3D piece made on the felting machine!