My poor embellishing machine has been not been used much since I bought it about a year ago, but I've been playing lately and I've realised that it has potential.
I am experimenting, which is fun of course, but as usual I keep going off at a tangent, thinking could I use this?, what will that do?Then I guess that is the nature of an experiment.
The two pictures above are book covers, one for my Skillywidden book and the other for a new sketch book.
Both are made by felting torn strips of cloth into a velvet background. I've also done some hand and machine stitching.
The sketch book cover was made with fabric from an old and much loved Indian cotton skirt.
It had lots of panels, each in a different pattern. I nearly couldn't bring myself to rip it up, but it was old and nearly threadbare in places.
Me and that skirt have been together for a long time, it was hard to do, but I love the colours and it will travel with me again , in the form of a sketch book, which feels O.K.
The mermaid piece is for a book I'm making for Phoebe(my granddaughter), so that we can write down all the songs we like to sing together and our favourite stories.
.I'm not sure what I will do with the last piece. I think I'll just say it's a work in progress, until inspiration strikes.