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.

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. 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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