In these next photos You can really see the glittery effect of the Angelina fibers that I trapped within the wool curls.
And here is the purple and red scarf at the stitching stage before washing off the soluble fabric.
I stitched heart shapes going every which way all over the wool with shiney purple thread. Once I had wet felted the piece and dried it, it looked like this:
I am really thrilled with how this one turned out and it is longer by about 18 inches and only 5 inches wide. I do think that I am going to add a sprinkling of red and purple beads in random spots because that really turns up the interest and the glitz. This scarf will be for sale at The Liberty Town Emporium at the end of this week.
I have also started and finished a very quick embellishing project that will be swapped on the Creative Threads Yahoo group. As I found that I was far too involved in too many swaps and I quit all of my groups, now I find that i really miss a little bit of swapping activity and the fun of getting amazing art pieces in the mail. So I joined this group and I am keeping a very restrained hand on my committments. This swap was for a padded heart ornament and is to be no larger than 6x6. I used the toy of choice and went to town with fabric collage. It took me about 30 minutes to do all of the embellishing work with the machine and then I spent about 2 hours adding beaded embellishments, backing the piece with velvet and stuffing it.
I hung a vintage chandelier crystal from the bottom- which you only see a part of here.
And a lovely blurry photo of the purple velvet back!
Some close ups of the beaded embellishments that I added by hand.
I plan on making 3 or 4 more of these , a bit smaller in size, to sell at Liberty Town and possibly in my Etsy shop If I can find the time!! Theya re alot of fun to make and I am sooo very pleased that I was able to purchase the Embellishing machine- no buyers remorse here!!!!