January 18, 2013

A Bird in the Hand…..

Posted in Machine Felting, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , , , , , at 3:03 PM by Shelley Swanland

One for the Money W

My latest Twilt is another felted project, “A Bird in the Hand…”. I am thoroughly enjoying my felting machine. I felted several different colors of scrunch painted silk into a felt background, added felt branches and curly green roving for leaves. This was my first bird and it wasn’t easy. After I mushed it a bit I decided to add embroidery and managed to save the poor little bird. I added some pearl cotton embroidery to the branches and some silk ribbon flowers. The piece is mounted with embroidery stitches to a strip quilted batik base. I am pleased with the results but I think I need some practice making birds.
Enjoy!

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.

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4 Comments »

  1. Suzanne Heitzman said,

    Cute little bird!

  2. adaisygarden said,

    So pretty!

  3. Nina-Marie said,

    This quite lovely! I swear the more I read blogs on felting – the more it lores me away from my cotton! I would like to invite you to join us on my blog for Off the Wall Friday – a blog link up for fiber/artists – where we share our creative endeavors each week. We find it motivating – inspirational as well as educational.

  4. I love working with felting, but it is pretty tricky. I like what you did with the bird.


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