Friday, January 11, 2008


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.  


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 -

Cathy said...

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


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 :)