Monday, January 21, 2008


There is a needlefelt challenge for embellisher users here. I haven't signed up to the challenge, but I do like to keep up with what people are doing, so I have it in my Bloglines feeder. The last challenge was to make a sandwich on the embellisher, using whatever you wished, and I was inspired to follow it.

Here is my sandwich recipe:

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Disposable nappy (diaper) liner
Paper kitchen towel previously used as drip mat for fabric painting
Silk roving
Wool roving
Cotton and silk fibres

and here's what I made with it:

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Anti-clockwise from the right:

Bottom layer nappy liner, top layer paper kitchen towel, filling fine wispy wool roving.

Bottom layer nappy liner, top layer nappy liner, filling paper kitchen towel.

Bottom layer nappy liner, top layer nappy liner, filling paper kitchen towel with a thin layer of cotton and silk fibre. Garnish fine wispy silk roving.

The resulting fabric is very fragile, but the nappy liner gives it a nice sheen and a translucent effect.

I did one extra sandwich with a bottom layer of nappy liner, a top layer of black muslin (scrim) and a filling of paper kitchen towel and fine wisps of wool roving. This was more substantial. Here it is:

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The current challenge is to use stitch. That is right up my street because I like to hand embroider fabric made on the embellisher, then run it through again, then machine stitch on top!


Ruth said...

Thanks for your comments on my TIF challenge piece. I really like your "sandwiches". What are you going to make from them?

Conni said...

Yummy sandwiches! Thanks for the link to the challenge...

Micki said...

They look like they were fun to make.

NuvoFelt said...

Anyone can join in with the challenge and your contributions are lovely. The more we experiment, the more we discover. What a difference that black muslin (scrim) made. What lovely surfaces for stitching.