Saturday, January 19, 2013

Work in Progress

It's been a few days since I've posted so I thought I'd give you a peek at a tiny part of a piece that's a WIP.  It's a piece that I'm planning to enter into a juried show in April, so I'll hold off showing you the entire piece (once I finally finish it) until after I find out whether or not it's accepted.

I started by machine needle felting hand dyed scraps of batting with various layers of rovings, hand dyed cheese cloth, yarns and other bits and pieces of fibres.  I've added a lot of hand stitching as well as free motion machine work on top.  I'm now adding some beading and a whimsical little surprise embellishment.  I've been working on this piece, off and on, for two and a half years.  I've never considered it a UFO though.  It's always been on my mind and sometimes just had to rest for a while as I considered possible next steps.

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    1. Thanks Vicki. Hope you're having a great weekend. BTW, I was looking at the fabric you sent me again. It is soooo fabulous! Ideas are running rampant in my head :o)

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    1. Thanks so much Dale. I'm very please with how it's coming along.

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  3. I adore this color combination and I think I spy some beads in their too...lovely work...xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. And yes, there are beads! I love to add a few where ever I can!

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  4. Looks nice! How big is it going to be?

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    1. Thanks Jean. It'll be about 22" X 44" ish.

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  5. It's looking great Linda. I have my felting machine out and ready to start another piece. Last one ended up in trash. That is ok, just need to play more.

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    1. Thank you Ruthanne. Ah...sometimes the challenge is to get past the 'ugly' stage and work it into something beautiful. If the garbage hasn't gone out yet, I challenge you to see what you can do to bring life into that piece you think is hopeless :o)

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  6. Beautiful!
    The colours and the texture as well:))

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