It has been really cold this past week. I finished up two postcards and an ATC earlier in the week, but didn’t get to the post office until Thursday. I will post pictures after I know they have reached their destination. On Tuesday I painted some cheesecloth and let them soak over night in their containers. I spread them out Wednesday to let them dry. Thursday night I worked on my ATC for TAST but it is not quite finished.
And Friday…I bought the Janome Xpression Needle Punch Felting Machine. I have been debating on this for quite some time; in fact I almost got one for Christmas but had decided to wait. I have been oohing and aahing the work of many people and decided I was just going to go ahead and take the plunge.
I “played” around with it just a little while and made a couple of samples.
The background or base is a piece of felt. The red strips are pieces of felt also that I “punched” into the background. I then played with the orange and gold bulky yarn to see how it reacted to different amounts of felting. It is about 5 x 7 inches.
I think I will place it in my Fiber Art Friends journal and count it as one of my experiments for February’s technique of “creating texture”.
Here is the second piece:
The base is felt once again. I then added a piece of painted dryer sheet. Next I added a square of purple and silver cotton lame` and a strip of dark purple tulle. In the center is a short length of bulky yarn. This will probably go into my journal also. It is smaller than an ATC.
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