Yesterday was the first day back with all my sewing/embroidery chums; we met at Bishops Caundle for our group where we use our embellishing machines. They were all lucky enough to enjoy a workshop with Pauline Verrinder during the summer but have passed on some of the ideas to me. One is to embellish threads wrapped around a metal frame: my efforts produced these two book covers.
On the way home I stopped off at a well known budget supermarket and they had some 'felting wool'. This wool is sold primarily for knitting and then felting in the washing machine but having tried that before, I can only say that it doesn't impress me much because I feel it becomes too 'solid'. Last night I knitted one ball of 50 gram 'felt' wool and today it has be 'whacked' on the embellishing machine. Like it!!! and as it is variegated wool, the pattern can be altered by the number of stitches. I knitted this on size 6 (UK) needles, 30 stitches and about 50 rows.
|EMBELLISHED ONE SIDE|
|EMBELLISHED TWO SIDES|
Another experiment today, layers of the 'shiny polyester' headscarves - 6 in all - whacked again with the embellishing machine, needs some machine embroidery.
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