Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Week 47 Felted Wool

This quilt square was done after watching Jane Lafazio on quilting arts TV season 800. I have a felting machine and have used in previous quilt squares. This segment on Quilting Arts was so awesome. It inspired me to try something completely different. Using an old wool sweater I began to felt wool and silk roving in three main colors: orange, yellow and red. After felting the roving I added fabric, ribbon and then thread. After this was finished I added three embellishments that were silver and gold. If you haven't tried felting, I highly recommend it. It is so much fun to watch the colors blend. What is even better is that you can cover up an area that you don't like without much effort.

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