Saturday, January 31, 2009

Update: Finished Projects

I have gotten around to finishing my pink wool felted scarf that I first blogged about here. I added beads for some extra sparkle and took more photos in an attempt to catch the glimmer and sparkle that the Angelina fiber adds to the piece. I was not particularly happy with the length of the piece. It seems too short to me and it is a bit too wide. but I decided to wear it today as I was traveling into D.C for a lunch date and it was really cold. I pinned it around my neck with one of my favorite silver pins that was my grandmothers and it kept me sooo warm! I got lots of compliments from total strangers!! Love it when that happens.
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!!!!

14 comments:

Vicki W said...

These projects turned out great!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Your scarf is just fantastic-the beautiful colors and texture, and now your embellishing! Wonderful!!! And your heart! I love it!! What fun!!
chris p

Julie said...

Beautiful scarves Elizabeth and I love the beading detail. The heart is fun too.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Both scarves look great, and I love the embellished heart!

jewelrygirl said...

The scarf is beautiful,but I love that heart! Looks like you plucked it out of my brain.....I love it!

Awesome...just gorgeous.

Barb said...

WOW!

That heart is incredibly beautiful!!

Thanks for entering my nest giveaway.

Happy Day,
Barbara Jean

Marilyn Rock said...

What a stunning scarf! Such lush colors - really gorgeous. Your heart piece is marvelous!

Belinda said...

Hi Elizabeth your scarf is beautiful I just want to feel it (did that sound weird?) I love texture and those little beads really make it so interesting. You have done and amazing job. Belinda

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi Elizabeth!
First let me say this scarf is BREATHTAKING!!!! The colors are just beautiful too!
Thanks you so much for coming by my blog and etsy shop.
Your order is packed and ready to mail tomorrow!
Don't you worry ~ spring will be there before you know it!!!!
Great to meet you ~
Terri

Jacky said...

Elizabeth that scarf is stunning...wear it often and with pride!
Loving these pieces and those hearts are wonderful.

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow Elizabeth, everything looks great. The hearts are divine. I keep getting tempted to buy one of these machines, seeing all the wonderful things people make with them

Dot said...

So much to catch up on! Love seeing the pics of your completed scarf. No wonder you get so many comments - it is gorgeous. The close up pics are great. Good to see some of the beautiful details.

The heart is gorgeous (yummmm).

You just keep rolling out all of this wonderful art ( a big yay for you!).

Dot xx

MargaretR said...

What a lovely scarf!

Ruth Rae said...

looks like you have been having fun!
I adore you hearts! and your scarves are wonderful!

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