Sunday, 25 January 2009

Fabric Wrapping Fun

Sunday 25 January 2009 Nearly every night lately I have fallen asleep reading Janet Edmonds book "Three-dimensional Embroidery". I devour every page and then dream that I can do all the wonderful things she describes. Taking fairy-footsteps, I have attempted one or two. Patience isn't necessarily one of my virtues, so I tend to pick things that might show quick results and today I've had great fun wrapping fabric with thread.


The great thing about this book is that there's just the right amount of instruction to get you started, but not so much that you don't feel free to go where your fancy takes you. I can see ways of incorporating the wrapped fabric in my wet-felted jewellery, making my signature hearts, even (if the patience holds out) some vessels. The big advantage is that it doesn't involve soap and water, so can be done in the comfort of an armchair! And, of course, my materials are mostly thrifted or recycled, so no guilty investment required either, in these recessionary times. However, I have used some gorgeous new Serendipity threads in the one below from my wonderfully supportive Etsy friend, Sassalynne.


Anyway, these are some of my efforts today - what do you reckon?!





7 comments:

Myfanwy said...

I reckon Janet would be proud of you.

Can't wait to see that jewellery! Get going.....

ZudaGay said...

Very cool!! What comes next?

Judy Nolan said...

This looks so interesting! Can't wait to see what you will do with it.

Rose said...

These look great, can't wait to see some finished projects. Love working with fiber!

maryeb said...

Oooo, this looks amazing. I must take a look at that book.
Thanks for sharing your photos and new adventures in creativity.

makeyourpresentsfelt said...

Thank you all for your comments - you're so encouraging!

thewildhare said...

Ooooh! I love these just like they are! I can see a million ways to use this technique in making fabulous things! Can't wait to see where you gowith them - and I think I need to get a copy of that book and read and dream too!