Sunday, June 24, 2007

Garden Inspiration Challenge

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.

Brown Challenge

I am participating in the Needle Felting Challenge. I started with the latest challenge which is brown. This is a 4" x 6" postcard with a commercial fabric backing, llama, wool, silk and a variety of specialty yarns. The inspiration was a photo I took in the woods of a pile of broken pine cones.

Goddess Doll

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!

Close Ups of Landscape

Close Up of Brunhilda

Friday, June 22, 2007

What Flower Are You?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Landscape with Needle Felting Machine

Needle felted by machine on interfacing for backing with wool roving, silk, wool locks and specialty yarns.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Janome Needle Felting Machine Experiments

Crazy Horse

Wet felted background with needle felted face.