Sunday, January 29, 2006

January's postcard

Burning Embers
Materials: Nuno felt, wool and silk fibres
Techniques: Needlefelting, Free-machine embroidery
This postcard started from experiments with a needlefelting kit that I purchased from the Thread Studio when at the Quilt Convention on Friday. Then I layed it onto a backing fabric and started machine stitching randomly over it. I was using thicker threads in the bobbin so I was working blind - I'd work a colour, turn it over, and decide on what colour and where to go next. It was completely random but the end result reminds me of smoldering embers - reminiscent of the fires that raged through Victoria this week.

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