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Happy New Year!
I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.
So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.
There’s even a sea bird in flight! I wanted to work quickly and spontaneously without a pattern. So I pulled the colors I saw from my wool roving collection and grabbed a needle and foam. I cut out a piece of wool batting to attach the fibers to, and began laying out the blocks of color I saw.
At this point the fibers are all loose, not attached to the batting. Using the barbed needle, I punched the fibers into the foam to attach them. I also used a multi needle tool to speed up the process. Also to speed things up, I used my Baby Lock Embellisher machine to further punch down the fibers. I intentionally didn’t punch them down flat since I wanted a looser look to the piece.
Once the fibers were attached, I put my round clear foot on my Bernina and dropped the feed dogs- next step- free motion quilting! I use that foot so the fibers don’t get caught in the regular darning foot. I like to use heavier threads so they show more against the wool fibers.
I may put a border around the whole piece to frame it and then a binding. We’ll see….
What are you up to in this New Year?
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Roxane is a full time studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast! She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has taught at the Houston quilt show. She is also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions. For more info go to http://roxanelessa.com.
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