Sunday, February 8, 2009
I made felt on my new embellishing machine by spreading wool roving across water soluble stabilizer, then felting it until it was a flat piece of felt. Then I made a leaf using the same process. I attached the leaf to the center of the flat felt, letting the edges of the leaf curl up like a fallen leaf tends to do (you can't see the curling in the picture). I then attached it to the center of a piece that I had quilted using the stippling technique, and attached corner pockets on the back to insert a stick or dowel to use as a wall hanging. I think of this as a leaf on a pond and the flat felt behind the leaf is the reflection of the autumn trees on the pond's surface.