Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Nancy Bruce is a member of our Fiber Junkies group......an extreme felter who over dyes her materials. She wasn't able to come to our last meeting so this month's show and tell really blew us all away.

This project began as a humble ready-made wool felt tote bag. It turned into a piece of art with Nancy's over dying and the addition of her embroidered and embellished focal center.

She also dyes all her own embroidery threads......sigh.....

The chick was made using over dyed velvet which was textured by using a smocking technique.

Nancy took a 3-D felting workshop at the John Campbell School and came home with many examples....I know she'll continue to explore these methods.....can't wait to see more.

This simple but very attractive over dyed felt cuff is hand embroidered & bead embellished. We were all fighting over this piece.

I adore boxes....and what could be better than this colorful covered felt triangular box......

We are already pestering Nancy to lead some hands on demos for our group. First we must continue our patience and wait for spring so we can work outside.......which simply is not arriving fast enough for us.

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