Category Archives: free motion embroidery

Color Mixing with Drum Carder

Experimenting with color mixing by drum carder was on my list of to do’s and I got around to that this past week. I created a sample with similar colors when color mixing by felting alone in this post. First … Continue reading

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Nuno Felted Landscape – Flathead Lake

After doing lots of machine stitching on the last landscape that I showed you, I decided to try a more minimalist approach. This is the starting point after nuno felting. I then machine stitched the distant mountains as well as … Continue reading

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Whitefish River Landscape

I showed you the start for this landscape last week. It’s based on a photo of the trees in winter on the Whitefish river. I really like the way the orange branches look against the sky and in the reflections … Continue reading

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Nuno Felting Landscapes

I have started creating some nuno felted landscapes so that when the world returns to “normal”, I will have work that I can take to different galleries to sell. These are created with hand dyed silk (5 mm) and white … Continue reading

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First Quarter Jewelry Challenge

Lyn and Annie’s First Quarter Jewelry Challenge has been in the back of my mind while I have been busy with other things. I had thought I would use cut pieces of printed or screen printed felt (still using stuff … Continue reading

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Felt Pod with Differential Shrinkage Has a Mind of It’s Own

I am continuing on in the differential shrinkage experimentation mode and wanted to try a different shape with a resist and try again on the machine lace inclusion. I stitched the stamen in a radiating pattern and doubled the length … Continue reading

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Fabric Collage Landscape Part 3

Here’s the next edition of my progress on the fabric collage landscape I have been working on. In the photos from left to right, I worked on texturing the middle ground green area. I used a mixture of chopped up … Continue reading

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Fabric Collage Landscape Part 2

Continuing on with the saga of the fabric collage landscape, I am steadily working my way down the piece. I added texture to the mountains including threads, yarns and bits of cheesecloth. I then stitched the bits down with free … Continue reading

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Fabric Collage Landscape Part 1

I was inspired by Antje’s post recently about creating a fabric landscape. I have had this on my list of things I wanted to do for a long time. So thanks Antje, for giving me the push to get it … Continue reading

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Adding a Focal Point to Rebekah’s Collage

In March, when my sister Rebekah visited, we had one of our group art meetings. She and her daughter Lizzie went along to do some ice dyeing and create a paper fabric collage. This is Rebekah’s collage. She decided to … Continue reading

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