Friday, March 27, 2015

Felting & Marbling

 Here's my finished little felted piece.  The tree was lacking something so I needle-felted a wee owl to it.  Once a year a small art gallery in the city puts on an exhibit of members works and that's where it is hanging right now.
 I've been enjoying more felting lately and here is another piece that I laid out on bubble wrap ready for soapy water and a lot of rolling.
 Felted and free motion machine embroidered and ready now for some hand stitching.  I'm thinking it needs a few bees to begin with.
 Chain stitch, stem, straight, french knots and fly stitches for the cover of another owlet accordion booklet.  I'll do a buttonhole wheel for the eyes and add beads too.
I had such a fun marbling afternoon with a few friends from our stitchery guild. 
We marbled fabric and paper using Pebeo marbling on sodium alginate
and also on shaving cream using Dye-na flow paints.  We also marbled papers with shuminagashi japanese inks on water which was also fun. We were challenged to do something with our pieces before the next meeting so now I just have to do something with them besides look at them.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day and a lovely weekend :)

17 comments:

  1. Love all the creative pieces,..and the owl so cute.

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  2. oh you have been busy, its all beautiful!! That marbling is really lovely as well,

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  3. Felting is so much fun, love what you have created...neat to have it on display for everyone to see. The marbling is so interesting! That is something I have wanted to try for a long time.
    Deb

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  4. What lovely work, the tree has come alive with the owl pearing out. The felting is very nice it makes a good background for your stitching. What are you going to make with your marbling ?

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  5. My you have been busy. Your marbled results are lovely. I always find the challenge of marbling is what to do with them as the designs are often so high energy. But.....isn't that why we do what we do.....for the challenge?! Anxious to see what you do!

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  6. So many pretty things! the owl is so sweet, and I think the bees will be perfect. I've been thinking about bees here lately myself. And it looks like you had great fun playing with marbling - I look forward to seeing what you make with yours :)

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  7. Lovely work Jeannette. I am looking forward to seeing your hand stitching on the blue piece - bees sound very summery. xx

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  8. Is that first marbled piece fabric? Did you use the Pebeo for that one? There are some beautiful crisp shapes in there! I'd love to see a photo of the full piece. Great work!

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  9. Your felt flowers are wonderful

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  10. all are just beautiful - fun felting and marbling :)

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  11. So many fun things to see this time! I am in total awe of the piece of blue/green marble (fabric?). Gorgeous!!

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  12. Your marbling turned out fabulous! I've been wanting to try that. Maybe one day soon. Felting looks so much fun, but I'm allergic to wool.......ratz

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  13. The marbling is marvellous. I have done quite a bit on paper but haven't tried fabric. These pieces are fabulous.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colours, details & textures :)

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  15. Oh my dear you have been creative and with beautiful results. That little Tree and Owl is precious! Love your felting pieces and little bees will be perfect. Fabulous marbleizing you have done. What fun you must have with those techniques and your guild mates. Happy Spring...

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  16. Your marbling has come out really well. I recently tried it with shaving foam but it didn't come out as well...probably the paints I think unless foam is different to cream.

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  17. Your marbling pieces looks gorgeous,love the blue/green one.

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