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Friday, February 11, 2011

Adventures In Art Quilting

Yesterday, I wrote about my attempt to shrink Wool Roving for a cool foundation to stitch on.  I did not succeed at shrinking anything!  But I did come up with a cool background for stitching. 

I finished adding beads and sequins to my little "Guarding The Nest" Art Quilt:
I'll put this on a little branch either later today or over the weekend and post another photo when it's complete.

I did try another little wool background.  This time I boiled it but again, nothing happened.  It's ok though, because I have another interesting, textured foundation to stitch on.  Will post that soon.  First, I have a custom order for a Crazy Quilt cat doll so I want to get that stitched up and ready for my customer.

In the meantime, I also made 2 Pink Heart Brooches:


These are little hearts that I needle felted and then embellished with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, old lace, beads & sequins.  The hearts are exactly the same but by using different embellishments, they are each unique!  These are available to purchase in our Handmade Boutique!

3 comments:

StamperBee said...

I just love the guarding the nest :) All those beautiful flowers. The heart broaches are super pretty too. Hope you have a nice day. Hugs, Kim

desertskyquilts said...

Love the hearts. My friend who received one of the ones I ordered from you just loves it, and I have the other one hanging on the light switch on my living room lamp. I went back and looked at your process post of how you did the wool roving. I like what you got, so I guess all's well that ends well?

Magpie's Mumblings said...

There's a process you can use with wool roving that involves hot(ish) water and soap and scrubbing. Not 100% sure how it's done, but perhaps you could google it? Barring that, what about putting it into a lingerie bag and throwing it in hot water (& a little soap) in the washing machine?? That's what I do with the knitted slippers to felt them and it works great. I'd throw in something else in the load to help with the agitation - I use a couple of tennis balls.

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