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Saturday, 21 January 2012

playing


I needed to make something in which to contain things, and so decided to have a play with the embellisher and make a pocket, or wrap of sorts.



I am not 100% sure of what I am doing here but I purchased Embellish,Stitch,Felt by Sheila Smith and that has helped. I layered some scrim onto an off cut of wadding and ran it through the machine, adding some silk rovings, felt,velvet and voiles for texture, and then began to do some hand stitching.


It was never going to get finished that way and it was too floppy without more structure so I added some machine stitched pebbling.


Using the embellisher is a lot of fun. There is a random quality to it and I am enjoying the experimentation. I am also getting to use up lots of bits that I have accumulated. Which can only be a good thing, right?

I hope you are having a good weekend whatever you are doing.


12 comments:

  1. Your wrap looks lovely. Embellishing sounds like a really good way to incorporate left overs into new projects :)

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  2. Wonderful piece, love the idea of punching roving into a piece that you can also use. I need to find some better background materials, the wool I tired was too thick.

    Debbie

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  3. It is gorgeous; you could store royal jewels in this, Deborah!

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  4. Beautiful textures. Love your wrap.

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  5. what a treasure you have created. i love it and have the spark of inspiration to begin my own now.

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  6. Wow - that looks really really great ! Will pin this immediately ;-)) And "Thank you" for showing a pretty way of using up those tiny bits of treasured fabrics, maybe I can empty my box full of those snippets (or at least use some of them ...)

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  7. Beautiful colours. I have a play date with my embellisher and some friends and theirs next month and I'm so looking forward to dusting it off!

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  8. This is so beautiful. I truly love this piece. Could you tell more about this embellished you are talking about please ?

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  9. so pretty Deborah! I almost never use my embellisher and now you're making me want to. (Like I have TIME for that.)

    ;)

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  10. Deborah what an amazing machine to bring to creations into life. I went to your pinrest, they were lovely but I love your so much more. I haven't look yet but are in on Etsy ?

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  11. Love this, your colours and work are beautiful as always.

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  12. This looks so pretty and fresh. And it oozes that "I had great time making it" as well. Which is perfect and I know you'll be using it with great joy :)

    Thank you for the inspiration.

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