Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Using the embellisher
I am making quite good progress with this felted piece.
This is where my embellishing machine becomes really useful. I am trying to build a really thick and textured background.
The initial work was done with a hand felting tool adding wool rovings to the grey/blue background and then some pieces of nylon/chiffon scarves. I have left the rolled edges of the scarves on to give some extra interest.
There is also some machine stitching and some couched yarn.
I have gone all over this with the embellishing machine to make it more secure and to create some more texture.
The tree trunk is black/green silk fibres (silk hanky) applied with the embellisher and I will build this up a bit more.
I used some spotted tulle to create the little white "flowers" in the foreground.