December 4, 2012

Five After Six

Posted in Machine Felting, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:00 AM by Shelley Swanland

Five after Six B WThis Twilt, “Five After Six” features Machine Felting with silk Ribbon Embroidery. I love the ethereal quality of the felted background.

A digital collage was scanned and printed on cotton and then felted onto flannel. Pink and Green dyed silk organza was felted around the picture.

Five after Six Detail WBackground embroidery and beads on the felted piece became the background for Spider Web Rose and French Knot Rose clusters of Silk Ribbon Embroidery. Dyed rayon pieces and verigated organza ribbon and embroidery were added on the sides. The felted piece was then stitched with beads and embroidery to a quilted crinkled batik background. As a final touch I added the heart buttons. An old clock face, two gears and a vintage button cluster compliment the clocks in the fabric print of the digital collage. I really am enjoying my Felting Machine.

For more info on the Twilts: Twitter quilts…….Twilts or see all my Twilts : Flickr Twilts Page. Click on the image of the Twilt to go directly to it’s high resolution image.



  1. Kathi Battles said,

    Cool Shelley and lovely as usual! I’ve been thinking about a felting machine because my hand-held unit takes 4 EVER!!!

  2. Beautiful work, Shelley! You are so creative with those twilts!

  3. Jill said,

    I’ve just got my simplicity machine today,a very generous leaving pressie from my work colleagues.Decided I’d have a wee look online to see what others have used it for and WOW! I’m so glad I’ve found your work.It is absolutely stunning!!! I’ve bookmarked your page and will definitely be back for more fabulous eye candy!

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