The background for this one is a piece of knitting done on the knitting machine. This is a birthday postcard probably halfway round the world by now .....I made the background but cutting lots of different wools and trapping them in solufleece .....dissolving it then adding a piece of organza over it and lots of free machining....the words are free machine embroidery too .... The blue swirl was my attempt using the embellisher machine I bought for school. I haven't got on with it very well I am not sure why ....maybe it's because I like wet felting .....has anyone else found this? ....most people seem to love the embellisher ........the jury's out as far as my experience with it... This is some new work I've done this last week ....some have gone to new homes by now ....I did try and use a different colour palette for the first one ......as inspiration I used the lichen covered gravestones from the manure farm post ....I couldn't help adding 'pops' of unrelated colour ...I cannot stick to a more subtle palette ....I will keep trying though !!! This is one I did a while ago but I'm quite fond of it and will probably let it stay with me ......xx
Come and visit my other blog ArtyMaker..I have been lucky enough, along with 8 other Textile artists to take part in The Enliven Project....a project organised by Eastleigh Borough Council....which means that we are working as artists in residence in local Charity shops ...we will create an outfit out of goodies we find in our allocated shop which will be put on display for a month. The outfit will then be featured in the Eastleigh music Festival weekend in July
Here is the facebook page ..with lots of pics .....
I have been a Textile artist all my life but only been trying to make a living from it since I was made redundant from my teaching job last year. I am passionate about textiles and am privileged to share my skills with others.
Thanks for taking the time to have a glimpse at my world.