Friday, January 11, 2008

HEARTFELT!



The notion of creating a blog had been percolating in my mind for some time.  Sol, a new friend, who resides in Argentina, joined our Christmas celebration this year.  She patiently helped me get started.  Thank you again Sol! 

I knew I'd adore this gal even before we said our first hello.  I was told she loves bright colors and heart motifs.  With that knowledge, I designed this small bead embellished felted wool piece for her.  

Since the edges of felted wool don't need to be turned under, it's the perfect medium for a technique I coined 'bead applique'.  The beading actually attaches (appliques) the felted wool motifs to the background fabric, embellishing the work at the same time, adding texture and sparkle.  




3 comments:

Cindy Fitzpatrick said...

Thanks for the heads-up e-mail about your new blog! This will be a great way for us to keep in touch since you don't seem to get to my neck of the woods much anymore.

Love the short hair!

Miss you -
Cindy

Cathy said...

Love the blog! Thanks for including the pics. Your house is gorgeous. I'll be reading on a regular basis.

Cathy

Sol said...

You beat me to it!!!... I am posting, hopefully soon, something about it!!... Thank you again and for the post as well!

Read you soon :)