Sunday, April 15, 2007

Another embellisher experiment

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This piece was needlepunched onto a piece of dyed felted cotton curtain lining. The top fabric was a scrap of multicoloured, sheer sari silk stamped with a gold metallic pattern. The unpainted silk areas made a lovely soft felted effect, but the needles did not like the metallic paint. The result was an interesting texture with loose, raised areas where the fabric was stamped. I like the effect, but I don't think I will do it again because of damaging the needles!

This is much safer!

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The background fabric is synthetic felt. I tried out different weights of chiffon, including pieces of a black nylon chiffon scarf, a printed polyester blouse weight chiffon and a dark red dress weight chiffon crepe. I especially like the effect of the black nylon stripes. The fabric almost disintegrated under needles.


corina said...

I love your samples, you really have to put a name to each of them:) I would like to write about your "experiments" on our grop blog, "peticelul romanesc" .

Conni said...

These are great! Your embellisher experiments are always an inspiration...

I broke my very first needle the other day!